Stodys Hut

A cute ex-musterer's hut above Timaru Creek. 6 bunks on 2 platforms. An open fire, which draws well - and firewood is abundant. Water is from a nearby stream. The floor is earthen - though a random collection of rectangles of timber make a patchwork covering some of it.

The hut lapsed out of use with the advent of 4WD tracks on the range above - meaning musterers went home at night. However, the re-routing of the lower Timaru Creek section of the Te Araroa trail past the hut has brought it a new lease of life. From the ridge above, a 4wd track runs from Lake Hawea Station to the Upper Lindis via Pakituhi Hut. A branch off this drops to the hut, though a slip 300m from the hut means it is no longer 4WD accessible.

Below the hut, a well marked tramping track sidles to the ridgeline to the east, and then drops steeply to join the main Timaru River tramping track (recut in 2010).

Breast Hill • By Briar. Licence: C.
Key information
Owner: DOC
Basic Hut/Bivvy
Sleeps 6
Toilet, Open fireplace
Water supply
Tap or tank water
Getting there
Getting there
Lake Hawea (Gladstone Rd) via Pakituhi: Stodys -> Pakutahi 13km (2.5-4hrs), 4wd track -> Lake Hawea 4km / 1000m descent (1.5-3hrs), tramping track

Lake Hawea (Timaru Creek bridge): Stodys Hut -> Timaru Creek 2km/500m descent (1-2hrs) -> Junction Hut 5km, 1-2hrs -> Bridge 6km, 1-2hrs - tramping tracks

Timaru Hut: 12km, 4-6hrs via Timaru Creek

Lindis Pass Road via Little Breast or Tin Hut also possible

This hut is unlocked and open to access.
No bookings — open access
No — open access
Mobile phone coverage
No coverage
ID 7302

About this hut

Added 18 September 2011 by madpommadpom. No revisions.
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