Top Hut (Te Kahui Kaupeka)

Te Kahui Kaupeka Conservation Park

Top hut in the upper South Branch of the Ashburton River.

10 bunk hut built 1958 by Mt Arrowsmith Station. Taken over by DoC and refurbished. Still canvas bunks but now with DoC mattresses, concrete floor, walls lined with reflective material, fireplace, benches and a lovely big table.

Top Hut (Te Kahui Kaupeka) • By iangeorge. Licence: C.
Key information
Owner
Owner: DOC
Category
Basic Hut/Bivvy
Sleeps
Sleeps 10
10
Facilities
Toilet, Open fireplace
Water supply
Natural water source
Small /pipe creek 50m south or main river
Getting there
Getting there
Via Paddle Hill Creek (Boundary Hut), or Cameron River over various saddles into the South Ashburton. Also via the Potts River and a 1700m saddle into Stumpy Stream, or the other way via the Dogs Range. Close to Te Araroa. From the Lawrence via a saddle north of Pito Pk for the keen folks.
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-BW18
Link
www.doc.govt.nz/p...http://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/places-to-stay/backcountry-huts-by-region/canterbury/mid-and-south-canterbury/top-hut/
Map 
ID 7427

About this hut

Added 1 November 2011 by iangeorgeiangeorge. 1 revision 6 November 2016 by madpommadpom.
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