Big River Hut | Victoria Forest Park

This might be the end point of a lovely walk through the West Coast forest from Waiuta. Moss looks like a green waterfall covering some slopes, and just a lot of shades 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 sleeping platforms, so it’s totally social. No escape there.

A great first tramp for the kids.

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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

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