Tracks to the "New" Mt Brown hut

Here is a gpx file. It shows the new huts location & the routes to the hut from the Geologists Creek & Styx car parks plus the road walk between the carparks. The site of the former Mt Brown hut is also shown.

I recommend the loop trip. Also a side trip up to the summit of Mt Brown from the hut is well worth doing on a clear day.

I find the route up to the hut from the Geologists Creek carpark is usually about 15 minutes quicker than going up to the hut from the Styx carpark. If you drive the 4x4 track beyond the Styx carpark walking times up to the hut are much the same for either route. It takes roughly 30 minutes to walk along Dorothy Falls Road (the Lake Kaniere -Kokatahi Road) between the two carparks. The road walk is a mix of native bush & farmland with views of Lake Kaniere some of the way.

Contains data sourced from Land Information New Zealand and Landcare Research under CC-By.
Latitudes and longitudes use the WGS84 datum.
Elevation range 8m – 1,117m Total ascent 1,604m
Recorded distance 14.1km Total descent 1,643m
Points 1,926 Average grade 23%
Start -42.859628, 171.16697548m
End -42.859652, 171.1669019m


Latitudes and longitudes use the WGS84 datum.
Geologist Creek Car Park, Geologist Creek -42.859256 171.166941
New Mt Brown hut, 1120 m height -42.869054 171.200086
Site of former Mount Brown Hut, Mount Brown Hut -42.879081 171.205788
Styx Car Park, Veh Track and Dorothy Falls Road Kokore -42.882364 171.160147



  • matthew matthew It was displaying description but not name. Fixed.
    22 October 2014
  • glennj glennj I see the waypoint labels are no longer displaying fully/ properly. The site of the new Mt Brown Hut is showing as "1120m height" and what shows as "Mt Brown Hut" is the site of the old Mt Brown Hut which has been removed!
    15 March 2014
ID 7569

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Added 23 December 2011 by glennj. 1 revision 23 December 2011 by glennjglennj.
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