Junction Hut (Timaru Creek)

A private, but widely used hut in the lower Timaru Creek, off Lake Hawea. The hut has 4 bunks, river water and an open fire. The mouse and rat population is minuscule compared to the sheer biomass of sandflies present - and that's just those inside the hut. The chimney and various features of it's construction means that it is not in the slightest sandfly-proof.

Despite the company, this is a good spot to stop for smoko (or lunch if you're slow) for those heading up to Moonlight and Roses, Stodys or Timaru huts. Upriver there are a couple of km's of riverbed walking before a sidle track starts on terraces on the TL.

Downriver there are two options - the river track which crosses the creek 13 times before Lake Hawea - the high water track: a steep climb up a ridgeline route, 400m to an old 4wd track (still accessible by ATV / bike with permission)

The river track is the fastest of the two by far

Junction Hut (Timaru Creek) • By madpom. Licence: cc by.
Key information
Owner
Owner: PVT
Category
Private hut
Sleeps
Sleeps 4
4
Facilities
Open fireplace
Water supply
Tap or tank water
Getting there
Getting there
Lake Hawea (Timaru River bridge): 4km, 1-2hrs (multiple river crossings)

Moonlight and Roses Hut: Riverbed route up Timaru Creek and Chamois Creek, or ridgeline route via ridge between Deer Spur Creek and Chamois Creek. 2-3hrs

Stodys Hut: Tramping track - 7km up Timaru River (note sidle track starts on TL after 2km), and a further 2km climb to the hut on the ridge to it's south-east, signposted at the track junction.

Timaru Hut: 13km,track / riverbed route.

Unlocked
This hut is unlocked and open to access.
Bookings
No bookings — open access
No — open access
Other
Mobile phone coverage
No coverage
Maps
NZTopo50-CA13
Map
ID 7310

About this hut

Added 18 September 2011 by madpommadpom. 3 revisions, most recently 29 January 2013 by madpommadpom.
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