John Hayward Memorial Hut

Also known as Kowai hut but not to be confused with Kowhai hut in the Kaikoura area near Mt Fyffe. This hut is on Brooksdale Station near Porters Pass in the headwaters of the Kowai River. Brooksdale Station if asked for permission generally agree to allow walking access across their land and use of the hut.

The hut was built in 1973 for research purposes. It has seen better days but a group of volunteers have started to take an interest in the place. Brian Reid has begun maintenance and Alistair Humphries from the Permolat Group have gone on to achieve impressive results.

John Hayward Memorial Hut Feb 2014 • By glennj. Licence: C.
Key information
Owner
Owner: NA
Category
Private hut
Sleeps
Sleeps 6
6
Facilities
Toilet, Enclosed wood/coal burner
Water supply
No water
Getting there
Getting there
1/From a rest area on SH73 near the foot of Porters Pass. Use the 4x4 track & Kowai River to reach the hut. (1-2 hrs) 2/From off the Torlesse Range
Unlocked
This hut is unlocked and open to access.
Bookings
No bookings — open access
No — open access
Other
Altitude
780m
Mobile phone coverage
No coverage
Maps
NZTopo50-BW21
Map 
ID 8995

About this hut

Added 21 February 2014 by glennjglennj. 2 revisions, most recently 17 May 2016 by HonoraHonora.
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