Lake Alexander Hut

Refurbished hut in Ferny Gair Conservation Area. The hut is located at the south end of Lake Alexander.

This hut was originally called Tummil Hut, an NZFS animal control hut built in the 1960s and located further down river at point E1655927 N5381738. The hut was moved and refurbished in 2010.

Flood backwash is threatening the hut so the Marlborough branch of the NZDA will initiate something to protect the hut sometime.

Key information
Owner
Owner: DOC . Maintained by NZDA.
Category
Standard Hut (Sole occupancy)
Sleeps
Sleeps 6
6
Facilities
Toilet, Enclosed wood/coal burner
Water supply
Natural water source
Getting there
Getting there
Avondale Road off Waihopai Valley Road. For access see contact details here, and note a fee is charged/

https://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/things-to-do/hunting/where-to-hunt/marlborough/south-marlborough-hunting/where-to-hunt/ferny-gair-black-birch/

Take the track up the Tummil River. Permission is obtained from Bernie Mason, ph 03 572 4803 if you want to drive a 6km 4WD track.

The Lake Alexander Route leads up the Tummil River and crosses a saddle to form a short loop

Unlocked
This hut is unlocked and open to access.
Bookings
No bookings — open access
No — open access

Mr Mason controls access to the hut so chances of it's being already occupied on your scheduled arrival are slim.

Other
Altitude
630m
Mobile phone coverage
No coverage
Maps
NZTopo50-BR27
Link
https://www.doc.g...https://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/things-to-do/hunting/where-to-hunt/marlborough/south-marlborough-hunting/where-to-hunt/ferny-gair-black-birch/
Map
ID 9110

About this hut

Added 5 April 2014 by matthewmatthew. 6 revisions, most recently 3 September 2023 by HonorarHonorar.
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