Big River Hut | Victoria Forest Park
This might be the end point of a lovely walk through the West Coast forest from Waiuta. Waterfall moss down some slopes, and just a lot of green on show generally. One short stretch of wandering down a small stream, but otherwise well benched.
The hut is large and perched above the old mine settlement, and the four-wheel drive track in from Reefton down below.
One big room with the sleeping platforms, so it’s totally social. No escape there.
A great first tramp for the kids.
category . . . serviced hut, requires booking
hut fee . . . Fees from 1 July 2023
Adult (18+ years): $25 per night
Youth (5–17 years): $12.50 per night
Child/Infant (0–4 years): free
Pay online at the time of booking.
Backcountry Hut Passes can be used at this hut.
elevation . . . 685 m
bunks . . . 20 mattresses on four sleeping platforms in the main room
built . . . 1988
heating . . . woodburner, firewood supplied in two outside bins
water . . . tap above outside sink from 3000-litre rainwater tank
toilet . . . longdrop← Adams Flat Hut | Kahurangi National Park Waiuta Lodge | Waiuta historic village →