Top Hut (Ahuriri)

Ahuriri Conservation Park

This hut now (Jan 2009) boasts 2 wooden bunks with matresses in place of the sack bunks described in 2005. Fireplace (plenty of firewood around) and creek water. A lovely spot at the top of the Ahuriri. Hut in reasonable condition

Top Hut (Ahuriri) • By madpom.
Key information
Owner
Owner: DOC
Category
Basic Hut/Bivvy
Sleeps
Sleeps 3
3
Facilities
Open fireplace
Water supply
No water
Getting there
Getting there
Ahururi Valley roadend via Ahuriri Valley (old 4wd track)

Sth Temple (via Middle Branch) - 6km (2000m+) alpine route via pass 1km north of hut, 4 hours, 2km bush bashing at Sth Temple end to reach hut

Sth Temple (via North Branch) - 11km, 4 hours - cut marked track to scrubline in sth Temple, then obvious pass into Ahuriri. Good scree ascent / descent.

Sth Huxley via The Notch - steep alpine route, holds snow late in year

Unlocked
This hut is unlocked and open to access.
Bookings
No bookings — open access
No — open access
Other
Altitude
960m
Mobile phone coverage
No coverage
Maps
NZTopo50-BZ14
Link
www.doc.govt.nz/p...http://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/places-to-stay/backcountry-huts-by-region/canterbury/mackenzie-country-and-waitaki/top-hut/
Map
ID 856

About this hut

Added 25 September 2005 by matthewmatthew. 3 revisions, most recently 1 November 2011 by iangeorgeiangeorge.
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