Historic huts

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Hooker Hut

Historic hut built in 1909/10 and situated near the moraine wall of the Hooker Glacier. It has been shifted twice as the moraine has collapsed. Two rooms and two entrances. Removed by DOC in May, 2015.   More ▶︎
Cape Brett Hut

Cape Brett Hut

The old lighthouse keeper's cottage has been converted into a fairly spacious DOC hut.   More ▶︎
Asbestos Cottage

Asbestos Cottage

A quaint hut with history - some of the original occupant's belongings still present and in use. Asbestos Cottage was built in the 1890s by prospectors looking for asbestos in the area. From 1914 this isolated cottage was home to Henry ...   More ▶︎
Downie Hut

Downie Hut

Downie Hut is an old board and batten hut with a large open fire place. The original shingle roof now has corrugated iron over the top of it. The hut is a bit draughty and dark compared with modern huts ...   More ▶︎
Rogers (Te Wairoa) Hut

Rogers (Te Wairoa) Hut

Built in 1952 from the bush by Forest Service legend Rex Forrester, this hut is to be maintained and preserved as a historic site. Forrester named the hut after his son who was born while it was being built   More ▶︎
Heather Jock Hut

Heather Jock Hut

A small miner's hut high on Mount Alaska, near Glenorchy. This little-used hut combines easy access with spectacular panoramic views of The Humboldt Mountains, and Mounts McIntosh and Earnslaw. This hut was constructed in the 1930s to service the nearby scheelite ...   More ▶︎
Packhorse Hut

Packhorse Hut

A stone hut perched on a saddle next to Mount Bradley, with commanding views of Lyttelton Harbour. The "Sign of the Packhorse" was conceived and built (1916) by Harry Ell as a rest house on the Summit Road. This section ...   More ▶︎
Big Hut

Big Hut

This hut was built by the Otago Ski Club in the 1950s in an unsuccessful attempt to develop a ski field on the Rock and Pillar range. The hut was abandoned then taken over by the Otado Tramping and Mountaineering ...   More ▶︎
Bog Inn Hut

Bog Inn Hut

A more rustic hut at the foot of Mt Pureora. Named fro the proximity of a large spagnum moss swamp near by   More ▶︎
Prices Flat Hut (historic)

Prices Flat Hut (historic)

The historic Prices Flat Hut is better looked at than slept in. It is a beutiful slab hut, with an iron roof and chimney, located on expansive flats in the Whitcombe valley. Inside are table and 4 beds, all made ...   More ▶︎
Avoca Homestead

Avoca Homestead

This hut is the restored homestead of the Avoca Run, at the junction of Broken River and Slovens Stream (not to be confused with Avoca Hut on the Avoca River). Built 1909, and restored by DOC in 2006.   More ▶︎
Clark Hut / Clark Shelter (historic)

Clark Hut / Clark Shelter (historic)

Clark Hut (4 beds + 1 camp bed, fireplace, firewood available in locality, river water) is a slab hut built in the 1930's. Originally a tent over a native beech frame (the canvas is still present inside), it has been ...   More ▶︎
Dasler Bivouac

Dasler Bivouac

Historic tin biv constructed in 1966 and located on the steep wall of the Hopkins Valley near the Dasler Pinnacles. Formerly known as Cullers Biv. The highest animal control hut in the Twizel area. Water is available from a nearby ...   More ▶︎
Red Hut

Red Hut

Historic hut in the Hopkins Valley north of Lake Ohau. Constructed in 1916 for commercial tourism, and recently restored.   More ▶︎
Field Hut

Field Hut

Built in 1924, there are still signs of the original bush carpentry. Handy for Friday-nighters doing the Southern Crossing over the weekend. The danger sign in front of the hut refers to the track out from the Penn Creek Hut ...   More ▶︎
Cone Hut

Cone Hut

An outstanding example of bush carpentry. Built in 1946, renovated using original techniques in 1987. Adzed totara plank sleeping platform, dirt floor. Water from nearby stream. Interesting long drop - "Punga House of Pohy". Nice picnic table outside. This hut is ...   More ▶︎
Waihohonu Hut

Waihohonu Hut

The best hut on the Tongariro Northern Crossing. New flush! toilets. Three sleeping areas: one cosy room next to the porch, a room off the central area which also has sleeping platforms. A Great Walk hut (needs dated hut ticket ...   More ▶︎
Garden Gully Hut

Garden Gully Hut

Sack bunks,calico windows, pretty basic. This is a reconstructed/replica "Depression Era" miners hut. Back in the 70's this hut was totally had it. At some stage it was pulled down and rebuilt on the same site based on an old photo ...   More ▶︎
Locke Stream (No. 4) Hut

Locke Stream (No. 4) Hut

Once known as No. 4 Hut, this hut was build in 1939 as a tourist hut for the Harper Pass Track. The hut has been recently renovated, but retains its historic character. Wood-panelled walls, a large stone fireplace with plenty ...   More ▶︎
Port Craig School Hut

Port Craig School Hut

This hut along the South Coast is the former school of the logging village of Port Craig. It sleeps 20 and has a log fire that really warms up the place. Wires to hang clothes, 2 sinks, some cutlery, plates ...   More ▶︎
Cedar Flat Hut (Historic)

Cedar Flat Hut (Historic)

Older hut at Cedar Flat now adjacent to the newer hut. This hut features hand-adzed timber. It was constructed in 1957 as part of the deer culling programme, and is being maintained as an historic hut. It has been repainted ...   More ▶︎
Whariwharangi Hut

Whariwharangi Hut

A pioneer homestead located in Whariwharangi Bay at the top of Abel Tasman National Park. The two-storey house was built 1898, but farming was never successful, and the house was abandoned 1926. It was restored 1980. A side trip from here ...   More ▶︎
Sign of the Bellbird

Sign of the Bellbird

Open stone shelter on Summit Road, Christchurch. The shelter overlooks Kennedys Bush, where there are a number of short walks. This shelter was a tea house up until 1940, and one of Harry Ell's series of Summit Road rest houses. A ...   More ▶︎
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