Moonlight and Roses Hut

Hāwea Conservation Park

A well maintained hut between Timaru Creek and the Dingle Burn, built 1941. The hut is owned by Dingleburn Station but sits on the edge of Hawea Conservation Park. The hut is maintained by DOC and open to the public.

An iron clad hut with no insulation, so may be a tad chilly (though the 1.5 foot of snow covering it on the day I visited may have provided some thermal resistance). However, the bunks look new: 2 doubles and 2 singles, but only 4 single mattresses. There's an open fire and plenty of firewood around.

The hut lies near the head of the western fork of Chamois Creek, and is easiest accessed up Chamois Creek from Timaru Creek. Other options include the ridgeline between Chamois and Deer Spur creeks, or over from the Dingle Burn, poss. via Mae West Biv

Moonlight & Roses from saddle • By Briar. Licence: C.
Key information
Owner: PVT
Basic Hut/Bivvy
Sleeps 4
Open fireplace
Water supply
Tap or tank water
Getting there
Getting there
Timaru Creek bridge: track / route. Hut -> Junction hut. 7km 2-3hrs via Chamois Creek - route on terrace above river to forks, then river flats to Timaru Creek confluence. Multiple river crossings in gorgey section above confluence. Ridgeline also an option. -> Road bridge: 4km, 1-2hrs track. Multiple river crossings

Mae West Biv / Bush Hut (dingleburn) routes reportedly possible

Top Timaru Creek Hut via Chamois Creek east fork also reportedly an option.

This hut is unlocked and open to access.
No bookings — open access
No — open access
Mobile phone coverage
No coverage
ID 7202

About this hut

Added 20 July 2011 by madpommadpom. 1 revision 4 September 2013 by matthewmatthew.
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