Top Crawford Hut (New)

This entry is for the "new" Top Crawford hut which is an hour walk up the valley from the location of the "old" Top Crawford Hut. It is the same hut that has been dismantled, rebuilt & upgraded at the new site. The new site is across both branches of the river on the TL of the TL approximately 300 metres from where the Top Crawford Bivvy used to be in the upper Crawford basin. No hut has replaced Top Crawford Hut at its former site. (Top Crawford Bivvy has been used at Crinkletop to replace the former Pinnacle Biv which was in poor repair & has been scrapped)

The new hut location is much more scenic than the old site & is also a better strategic placement in terms of being on route junctions.

Top Crawford Hut • By at home in the hills. Licence: C.
Key information
Owner
Owner: DOC
Category
Standard Hut
Sleeps
Sleeps 4
4
Facilities
Toilet, Enclosed wood/coal burner
Water supply
No water
Getting there
Getting there
This hut is on the Lathrop - Zit Saddle circuit, a DOC maintained route, so most traffic comes through Lathrop Saddle from the Styx River or up the Crawford River from Crawford Junction.

Lesser used routes include dropping off the Browning Range having come from the Mid Styx or Harman hut ends. Another route is from Browning Pass up Hall Creek & then over the Main Divide ridge into the head of the Crawford. Refer to Permolat or other guides for these lesser used routes.

Unlocked
This hut is unlocked and open to access.
Bookings
No bookings — open access
No — open access
Other
Altitude
835m
Mobile phone coverage
No coverage
Maps
NZTopo50-BV19
Map 
ID 7713

About this hut

Added 13 February 2012 by glennjglennj. 5 revisions, most recently 14 September 2015 by glennjglennj.
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