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.
|Elevation range||8m – 1,117m||Total ascent||1,604m|
|Recorded distance||14.1km||Total descent||1,643m|
|Start||-42.859628, 171.166975 • 48m|
|End||-42.859652, 171.166901 • 9m|
|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|
|Data from GPX files may include recording errors, and may not reflect on-ground conditions.|
matthew It was displaying description but not name. Fixed.
22 October 2014
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