Lincoln Hut

Eyre Mountains/Taka Rā Haka Conservation Park

A basic 2-bunk hut at the mid Oreti valley, Eyre Mountains. The hut has an open fire but is otherwise little more than a biv, typical of small Eyre / Takitimu huts

A 4WD track runs down the Oreti River flats from the Oreti bridge on the Mt Nicholas Road to Oreti Road north of Mossburn. 4WD access is restricted (contact DOC Invercargill for details) but foot and mountain bike access is allowed at all times. For people biking south from Mt Nicholas Station off the TSS Earnslaw this valley is much more pleasant going than the loose gravel and traffic on the Mavora Lakes Road. 2 huts lie on this route, Upper Oreti and Liverpool. Oreti Hut, further south is not on this road

The ridge beyond the 2nd creek south of the hut provides good access to a 1400m pass into the Upper Windley - the quickest way into Upper Windley Hut.

Lincoln Hut • By madpom. Licence: cc by.
Key information
Owner
Owner: DOC
Category
Basic Hut/Bivvy
Sleeps
Sleeps 2
2
Facilities
Open fireplace
Water supply
Tap or tank water
Getting there
Getting there
Mt Nicholas Rd, (Oreti Bridge): 9km (1.5-3hrs), 4wd track via Upper Oreti Hut (3km). Crossing of Ashton Burn can be a problem after heavy rain.

Oreti Road: 10km, 4wd track: Crossing of Oreti River required.

Upper Windley Hut: 7km, route. Climb to 1460m pass 3km SSE of hut - the ridge on the south of the 2nd creek south of the hut provides good access. Then descend valley to forks. Upper Windley Hut 500m downriver on true right.

Unlocked
This hut is unlocked and open to access.
Bookings
No bookings — open access
No — open access
Other
Altitude
570m
Mobile phone coverage
No coverage
Maps
NZTopo50-CD09
Map
ID 7059

About this hut

Added 16 June 2011 by madpommadpom. 1 revision 16 June 2011 by madpommadpom.
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