Ball Hut

Aoraki / Mount Cook National Park, Te Wāhipounamu - South West New Zealand World Heritage Area

Small Hut on the moraine next to the Tasman Glacier, just south of the Ball Glacier.

The first hut was built near here in 1891, and was destroyed by avalanche in 1925. The second hut lasted 50 until consumed by fire in 1977. A road was constructed during the Great Depression, to reach the hut in 1930. In 1978, the road was damaged by storm and left unrepaired. The third hut was removed 2009 after the moraine wall eroded to within 10m of the hut. The fourth hut stands today.

Key information
Owner
Owner: DOC
Category
Standard Hut
Sleeps
Sleeps 3
3
Facilities
Mountain radio, Toilet
Water supply
Tap or tank water
Getting there
Getting there
Along the Ball Flat Route from Tasman Valley Road.
Unlocked
This hut is unlocked and open to access.
Bookings
No bookings — open access
No — open access
Other
Altitude
1,040m
Mobile phone coverage
No coverage
Maps
NZTopo50-BX16
Map
ID 9010

About this hut

Added 25 February 2014 by MatthewMatthew. 1 revision 25 February 2014 by MatthewMatthew.
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