Landsborough Rangers hut (Historic)

This hut in the lower Landsborough dates from 1941 and replaced another hut nearby that was in a bad state of repair. It is made out of Public Works Department transportable huts that were joined together. Historically this hut is of importance because it was the Internal Affairs base for deer destruction operations in the area. Few Internal Affairs deer culler huts survive. DOC have done a Heritage Assessment of the hut & their report by Jackie Breen is available on the web.

The hut is a bit delapidated but still usable. A 4x4 track running from the eastern side of the Pleasant Flat bridge on the Haast River to Strutt Bluff on the Landsborough River has detours heading off to the hut. They start just beyond Parasite Creek.

Old homestead Landsborough River Nov 2011 • By glennj. Licence: C.
Key information
Owner
Owner: DOC
Category
Basic Hut/Bivvy
Sleeps
Sleeps 4
4
Facilities
Open fireplace
Water supply
No water
Getting there
Getting there
1/By 4x4 track from up or down valley. 2/Fording or jet boat from the Haast R then up the flats.
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-BY13
Map
ID 7545

About this hut

Added 11 December 2011 by glennjglennj. 1 revision 11 December 2011 by glennjglennj.
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