Elder Hut

Tararua Forest Park

A tidy, new 4-bunk hut on the exposed summit of Elder Peak. Features windows round 2 sides looking over the valley, a huge deck - all very good in nice weather. In driving, icy rain, it featured a view of clouds and the sound of lashing rain and humming guy-ropes. A fireplace was sorely missed. However, it is double glazed, and looks well insulated, so it should warm up in the end. Water is from the tank.

The new hut site is right on the track - older maps show the old biv location some distance south of the peak.

Key information
Owner
Owner: DOC
Category
Standard Hut
Sleeps
Sleeps 4
4
Facilities
Toilet
Water supply
Tap or tank water
Getting there
Getting there
Maymorn Junction (Waiotauru 4WD track): Road->Renata Hut (1.5km 20mins)-> Elder (8km, 2-4hrs). Good ridgeline track.

Aston Peak (on southern crossing): 2.5km, 1-2hrs. Thence to Alpha -> Kaitoke, or Kime -> Field -> Otaki Forks

Dropping down ridge 666 just east fo the hut, to the Snowy and out to Otaki Forks also an option

Unlocked
This hut is unlocked and open to access.
Bookings
No bookings — open access
No — open access
Other
Altitude
1,110m
Mobile phone coverage
No coverage
Maps
NZTopo50-BP33
Link
www.doc.govt.nz/p...http://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/places-to-stay/backcountry-huts-by-region/wellington-kapiti/kapiti/elder-hut/
Map
ID 7137

About this hut

Added 21 June 2011 by iangeorgeiangeorge. 1 revision 23 April 2012 by madpommadpom.
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