Olivine Hut

Olivine (6 bunk, stove, firewood available) is an old forestry style hut on the banks of the Pyke River.

If you've just arrived from Alabaster you've probably spent the day a) wading the lake (easier than bashing the sidle 'track'), b) wading through marshes in the Pyke, and c) wading through the various side creeks. Get the fire cranking and dry those clothes!

Beyond the hut a cage across the Olivine River offers hope (bring oil - very rusted) that river crossing will be drier from now on. Don't be fooled: there's at least 3 major side creeks left to wade, lake Wilmot to negotiate and then the crossing of the Pyke itself before you're on dry land.

The Pyke River • By Yarmoss.
Key information
Owner
Owner: DOC
Category
Standard Hut
Sleeps
Sleeps 6
6
Facilities
Toilet, Enclosed wood/coal burner
Water supply
Tap or tank water
Getting there
Getting there
Hollyford Roadend (via Hollyford): -> Pyke Crossing (18km, route) -> Big Bay Hut (12km, track) -> Martins Bay Hut (12km, 4-8 hours, route) -> Hokuri (13km, track) -> Demon Trail (+9km, track) -> Alabaster (10km, track) -> Hidden Falls Hut (+9km, track) -> roadend (+8km, track)

Hollyford Roadend (via Pyke): -> Alabaster Hut (+14km, route) -> roadend (+17km, track)

Unlocked
This hut is unlocked and open to access.
Bookings
No bookings — open access
No — open access
Other
Altitude
40m
Mobile phone coverage
No coverage
Maps
NZTopo50-CA09
Map
ID 942

About this hut

Added 25 September 2005 by MatthewMatthew. 2 revisions, most recently 12 May 2009 by madpommadpom.
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