Mt Brown Hut

This hut replaces the old Mt Brown hut which was removed by DOC in 2006. The hut is in a new location, high on a ridge overlooking Lake Kaniere.

The new hut is the result of a community project lead by Eddie Newman and Julia Bradshaw. DOC donated the old Lower Arahura hut, and oversaw the new site selection & building plan modifications. Eddie & Julia mobilised volunteers, sponsors & donors to get the old hut demolished, the new hut built and to get the track recut.

The hut was officialy opened on 10 December 2010 at a virtual opening held at the Beach Front Hotel in Hokitika. Andrew Buglass (the founder of Permolat / Remote Huts) cut a piece of cruise tape draped across a projected image of the hut with a pair of pruners and declared the hut open.

It is a great hut in a top spot! The hut also has a Facebook page here:

Mt Brown hut & Newton Range April 2013 • By glennj. Licence: C.
Key information
Owner: Mt Brown Community Hut Project
Basic Hut/Bivvy
Sleeps 4
Toilet, Enclosed wood/coal burner
Water supply
Tap or tank water
Roof collected tank water
Getting there
Getting there
Geologist Creek route: 4 hours

Styx River route: 4 hours

This hut is unlocked and open to access.
No bookings — open access
No — open access

No charges, but donations toward maintenance are appreciated. These can be made into the Mt Brown Hut bank account at any Postshop or handed into reception at the Hokitika Museum.

Mt Brown Hut Community Project, Kiwibank, 38 9011 0071171 00

Mobile phone coverage
Yes, some coverage
ID 6250

About this hut

Added 30 December 2010 by glennjglennj. 7 revisions, most recently 17 January 2017 by MatthewMatthew.
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