Port Craig Schoolhouse Hut | near Fiordland National Park

Few remnants of the large timber mill and its associated dwellings that used to occupy this area remain. Port Craig once had 200 mill workers and their families in the period from 1917 to 1928. Much of the village was demolished when the timber felling company became bankrupt. The old wharf is slowly deteriorating, and various rusted machinery items lie scattered in the manuka scrub.

The school house building remained as it was owned by the Education Department. Now converted into a Doc hut and worth a visit to see the historic bits and pieces around.

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category . . . serviced hut

hut fee . . . 3 hut tickets or backcountry hut pass, 1 hut ticket to camp

elevation . . . 35 m

bunks . . . ~20 mattresses on triple deck platforms, and bunks

built . . . ~1923

heating . . . woodburner. Wood is supplied although you may be required to cut the manuka to length with a blunt saw.

water . . . tap at indoor sink from rainwater tank

toilet . . . longdrop x 2

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