Monument Hut, Banks Peninsula

This surprising little hut is a relic of the YHA farm hostel network on Banks Peninsula.

The hut was built in 1957 by the Faulkner brothers, who apparently still maintain the hut today. The hut is built on cow country, and a loose barbed wire fence keeps them at bay. A diagram inside indicates the best route to climb the Monument nearby.

A chapter in Mark Pickering's "Huts: untold stories from back-country New Zealand" is devoted to this hut.

Monument Hut, Banks Peninsula • By Matthew. Licence: cc by-nc-nd.
Key information
Owner
Owner: NA
Category
Basic Hut/Bivvy
Sleeps
Sleeps 8
8
Facilities
Toilet
Water supply
Tap or tank water
Getting there
Getting there
The hut is on the Monument Track, just a few metres from the Purau Port Levy Road saddle.
Unlocked
This hut is unlocked and open to access.
Bookings
No bookings — open access
No — open access
Other
Altitude
410m
Mobile phone coverage
No coverage
Maps
NZTopo50-BX24
Map
ID 8655

About this hut

Added 27 July 2013 by MatthewMatthew. No revisions.
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