Lake McRae Hut

Molesworth Recreation Reserve

This hut dates from 1970 and was originally an NZFS four bunker. In Feb/March 2012 the hut received a major upgrade by DOC. It is now a six bunker with a dozen mattresses on site. It has an enclosed woodburner and porch, two stainless steel benches and double glazing amongst other features making it a comfortable hut. It is similar to Saxton Hut another of the East -West Route huts in the Molesworth Recreation Reserve.

Lake McRae huts Dec 2013 • By glennj. Licence: C.
Key information
Owner
Owner: DOC
Category
Standard Hut
Sleeps
Sleeps 6
6
Facilities
Toilet, Enclosed wood/coal burner
Water supply
No water
Getting there
Getting there
Trampers usually use the East - West route either coming from the Elliott Bivvy or Seymour Hut on the east (Clarence River) side or from the Molesworth Cobb Cottage campground on the west (Awatere River) side. The DOC guideline time from Seymour Hut to Lake McRae Hut is 7 - 8 hrs and from Lake McRae Hut to the Cobb Cottage campground 6 - 7hrs. I found the the DOC minimum times c.1hr+ too slow and wasn't pushing the pace.
Unlocked
This hut is unlocked and open to access.
Bookings
No bookings — open access
No — open access
Other
Altitude
798m
Mobile phone coverage
No coverage
Maps
NZTopo50-BT26
Map
ID 8864

About this hut

Added 22 December 2013 by glennjglennj. No revisions.
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