Thornhill's Hut - Tararuas

Tararua Forest Park

An unmarked hut in the Ngatiawa catchment behind Waikanae. 2-bunk, open fire, tank water, no matresses.

The hut is at about 900m, in mature bush, and about 100 vertical meters below the clear / scrub that tops the Kapakapanui range. It's within 50m of a nearby tramping track, but invisible from it.

The hut was apparently built by a local resident and dates to the 1980s. I'm told by another source that it was used as a base for possuming, so have also been referring to it as Possumer's Hut. It's taken me a long time to find it though ... and when I did it was in the dark, off track, by torchlight!

'Possumer's Hut' - Tararua • By madpom. Licence: cc by.
Key information
Owner
Owner: NA
Category
Standard Hut
Sleeps
Sleeps 2
2
Facilities
Open fireplace
Water supply
Tap or tank water
Getting there
Getting there
Ngatiawa roadend or Maymorn Junction.
Unlocked
This hut is unlocked and open to access.
Bookings
No bookings — open access
No — open access
Other
Altitude
900m
Mobile phone coverage
No coverage
Maps
-
ID 8125

About this hut

Added 7 August 2012 by madpommadpom. 2 revisions, most recently 23 August 2012 by madpommadpom.
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