Mt Brown hut & beyond Dec 2010

Mt Brown hut & beyond  Dec 2010

This hut replaces, but on a different site, the old Mt Brown hut which was removed by DOC about five years ago.

The new hut is the result of a community project lead by Eddie Newman and Julia Bradshaw. The old Lower Arahura hut was donated for resiting by DOC who also 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 re cut.

The hut was officialy opened on December 10 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!

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Comments

  • glennj glennj By the way Mt Brown after which the hut is named is the middle of the three bumps in the background of this photo. It is a straight forward walk on up the ridge from the hut to the summit. It takes the moderately fit under an hour from the hut to the top.
    31 December 2010
  • Ruger Ruger Great community contribution, design gets the big tick too :-)
    30 December 2010
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