Blue Mountain Hut

Located in the Waihopai Scenic Reserve South Marlborough amongst high country pastoral country. This hut was originally built by the NZFS for wild animal control. These days it is maintained by DOC but gets few visitors because of the difficulty gaining access through the farming country. [Glazebrook Station does allow walking access at times but another neighbouring station doesn't]

This hut seems to get few visitors as only three pages of the hut book had been filled in since 2003. Quite a few of those visitors were from the Lodge on Glazebrook Station or were DOC employees hence may have used 4x4 vehicles or helicopters to get in. I did note that guidebook writer Sven Brabyn has walked in.

Bue Mountain Hut Feb 2014 • By glennj. 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
Easiest way if permission can be obtained is to drive/walk up the Waihopai Valley. Coming over the tops can be done from the Spray & Acheron Rivers or from Boulder Stream or Gordons Stream. (these routes still involve crossing Glazebrook Station land but permission may be given to walking non hunters) From Top Gordons Hut thru to Blue Mountain Hut took 6hrs via Waihopai Saddle.
Unlocked
This hut is unlocked and open to access.
Bookings
No bookings — open access
No — open access
Other
Altitude
682m
Mobile phone coverage
No coverage
Maps
NZTopo50-BS26
Map
ID 8929

About this hut

Added 5 February 2014 by glennjglennj. No revisions.
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