Slaughterburn Hut | Fiordland National Park

One of those recent DOC huts with double glazing, rat proofed, etc.

Seldom used by trampers, although occasional hunting parties arriving by helicopter do. Also, DOC rat tunnel or kiwi monitoring staff occasionally stay overnight.

No track is shown up the Waitutu River on the LINZ Topo50 maps, although a very well-marked track is on the true left, East, of the Waitutu River once you find the start at the top of the escarpment over the Waitutu River swingbridge. The stream at the halfway point has a fallen tree that allows easy crossing.

The track on the true right is less used, not as well marked, more up-and-down, and nearer the hut is somewhat swampy, with windfalls to get around. That’s more direct, however.

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category . . . basic hut

hut fee . . . free for some reason

elevation . . . 35 m

bunks . . . 6

built . . . 2008

heating . . . fireplace

water . . . tap on verandah from rainwater tank

toilet . . . longdrop

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