Jim's Flat Hut, Granville Wildlife Management Area
Jim’s Flat Hut is a newish two-room five-bunk hut that is very accessible. Just an easy hour’s walk from the unsignposted turn-off makes it suitable for youngsters to have a first taste of West Coast forest and an overnighter away from home. It’s a four-wheel-drive track, so the hut is prone to vandalism or misuse by those bringing excessive alcohol and doing their thing.
The hut is perched above a pool in the big Ahaura River, and the outlook is splendid. The cage on the cableway over the river is locked. Built and maintained by the nearby Ahaura community.
category . . . basic huts/bivvies, hut is maintained by Ahaura community
hut fee . . . free
elevation . . . 115 m
bunks . . . 5 mattresses on bunks, in separate bunkroom
built . . . about 2007
heating . . . woodburner. You may have to forage for firewood
water . . . tap over kitchen bench sink from a pipe from a small stream up the hill
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