Mt Rintoul Hut | Mt Richmond Forest Park
OK, so it’s the hut with a dunny having the most memorable view on the Alpine Route, but the hut itself also rates highly in the view department: that’s much of Kahurangi over there, Abel Tasman on show, Farewell Spit sneaking out from behind, and just down there, actually way down, are lights from Wakefield, Brightwater and in the distance, Motueka. Nice.
Rintoul Hut is an old NZFS hut, well renovated, with plenty of light streaming in. That’s double nice.
category . . . standard hut
hut fee . . . . 1 hut ticket or backcountry hut pass, free to camp
elevation . . . 1260 m
bunks . . . 6
built . . . 1960s, refurbished 2010s
heating . . . woodburner
water . . . tap, from rainwater tank, there are two
toilet . . . longdrop, quite scenic← Middy Creek Hut | Mt Richmond Forest Park Old Man Hut | Mt Richmond Forest Park →