Tarn Hut, Lilburne Hill

4 bed hut built in 1960s by Bruce Hassal of the NZFS (Simon Hassal's father) on a sheltered spot lee to a small ridge on De Bourbles land. As part of the agreement, the NZFS constructed a 4WD track up to the ridge and along to the hut. The farmer eventually reneged on this and banned foot access to the hut via this track. His reason was alleged interference with his stock. Recently, the hill has been destocked and now the land has been taken over by Mt Pember Station. They have resumed the agreement and now allow the public to use this track again. This hut can also be accessed via the head of the Ashley river and Youngman (Puketeraki) Hut.

Tarn Hut • By madpom. Licence: cc by.
Key information
Owner
Owner: DOC
Category
Basic Hut/Bivvy
Sleeps
Sleeps 4
4
Facilities
Toilet, Enclosed wood/coal burner
Water supply
Natural water source
Water from tarn
Getting there
Getting there
Via the Ashley River/Lilburne River Junction Ridge Track (ex-4WD) or the Tent Gully track and finally via the track that leads directly to Lilburne Hill from the Youngman Hut.
Unlocked
This hut is unlocked and open to access.
Bookings
No bookings — open access
No — open access

No bookings required. Free to use.

Other
Altitude
1,274m
Mobile phone coverage
No coverage
Maps
NZTopo50-BV22
Map
ID 7259

About this hut

Added 9 August 2011 by HonoraHonora. 3 revisions, most recently 22 January 2021 by matthewmatthew.
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