Aparima Forks Hut / Aparima Biv

Aparima Forks Hut (2 bunk, fireplace, river water, firewood available) is a standard Takitimu two-bunker: beds on the far wall, fireplace on the left, window / table on the right. About the only modification is that two cooking-oil tins have been shaped into a woodburner / flue which sits in the fireplace and does not smoke - luxury. Water is from the Aparima river 20m away and firewood is plentiful.

Heading up the Aparima valley from Aparima Huts, the marked track crossing to the true right just before the forks. This is the track to the hut. Continuing on the true left will lead you to the saddle into Whare Creek by an unmarked but well traveled route / track.

Other options from the hut involve travelling up the South Branch from the hut - this is also easy going on animal tracks as far as the bushline. Passes from the valley head lead to the Spence and Redcliff and their respective huts. The Takitimu main ridge is also navigable south to either hut.

Aparima Forks from the Takitimu main range • By madpom. Licence: cc by.
Key information
Owner
Owner: DOC
Category
Basic Hut/Bivvy
Sleeps
Sleeps 2
2
Facilities
Toilet, Open fireplace
Water supply
Tap or tank water
Getting there
Getting there
Dunrobin Roadend: -> Aparima Huts (track, 7km, 1.5-2.5hrs) -> Roadend (track, 6km, 1-2 hrs)

Redcliff Hut: Route up South Branch to pass (7km, 3-5hrs). Follow ridgeline to Revelation Peak then either drop into east fork of Redcliff or continue down ridgeline to opposite the hut (5km, 2-4hrs)

Spence Hut: Route up South Branch to pass (7km) then down Spence to hut (4km)

Whare Creek Hut: Most common route is up north branch and over pass to Whare Crk (route, 12km)

Unlocked
This hut is unlocked and open to access.
Bookings
No bookings — open access
No — open access
Other
Altitude
620m
Mobile phone coverage
No coverage
Maps
NZTopo50-CE09
Map
ID 6940

About this hut

Added 22 May 2011 by madpommadpom. 1 revision 23 January 2013 by MatthewMatthew.
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