Meikles Hut

Meikles hut is derelict, and a DOC sign warns, "Building unsafe. No Entry."

The first Meikles Hut was an historic Depression era miners' hut. The remains of an old stamper battery which pre dates the Meikles Huts are beside/in the creek above where the track crosses the creek not far above the hut. This hut was rebuilt in the 1980's to the same specifications as the original hut by Ces Clark and crew of the New Zealand Forest Service.

Meikles hut is located just above the Moonlight track in the upper reaches of the Right Branch of Moonlight Creek. [This is the West Coast Moonlight in this instance. The area is named after the same gold prospector Moonlight of Central Otago & Murchison area fame.]

Meikles hut Moonlight track July 2011 • By glennj. Licence: C.
Key information
Owner
Owner: DOC
Category
Basic Hut/Bivvy
Sleeps
Sleeps 2
2
Facilities
Open fireplace
Water supply
Natural water source
Getting there
Getting there
1/Up the Moonlight road & then the track from Anderson's Flat carpark. It takes approx 1.5 hrs to walk from the carpark to the hut. 2/Off the Croesus track along the Paparoa tops & down to the hut. (The turnoffs on the tops are signposted) It takes 1 - 1.5 hrs down from the turnoff on the tops to the hut.
Unlocked
This hut is unlocked and open to access.
Bookings
No bookings — open access
No — open access
Other
Altitude
580m
Mobile phone coverage
No coverage
Maps
NZTopo50-BT20
Map
ID 7208

About this hut

Added 25 July 2011 by glennjglennj. 5 revisions, most recently 8 January 2018 by glennjglennj.
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