Tussock Hut

Kaweka Forest Park

Hut in the Harkness Valley. Good access for hunting. 6 bunks, wood burning stove and water supply. Built in 1964, the hut’s original standard hut design has been upgraded by adding a small covered front veranda and creating a separate wood cupboard. As at Apr 2016, verandah on 3 sides - hut in excellent condition.

Tussock Hut • By bernieq. Licence: cc by-nc-sa.
Key information
Owner
Owner: DOC
Category
Standard Hut
Sleeps
Sleeps 6
6
Facilities
Toilet, Enclosed wood/coal burner
Water supply
Tap or tank water
Getting there
Getting there
Boyd Lodge (for Oamaru / Cascade / Kaimanawas): 5.5km, 1.5-3hrs. Track. Crossing of Ngauroro generally low.

Harkness Hut / Ngaawapurua Hut (for Kaweka main range, Kurukapango): 6/12km down Harkness Valley. Poled route (3km) then track. Multiple creek crossings, possibly deep below Harkness Hut.

5 hour walk off track over Mangapapa Saddle to Oamaru Hut (supposedly).

Unlocked
This hut is unlocked and open to access.
Bookings
No bookings — open access
No — open access
Other
Altitude
1,074m
Mobile phone coverage
No coverage
Maps
NZTopo50-BH37
Map
ID 6316

About this hut

Added 18 January 2011 by jamiecjamiec. 2 revisions, most recently 16 April 2016 by bernieqbernieq.
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