Wairaurahiri Hut | near Fiordland National Park
Perched close to the substantial Wairaurahiri River that flows out of Lake Hauroko. Interestingly one side of the river was logged, the other side not, and it is a major contrast in vegetation. The track from Port Craig Schoolhouse Hut is on an old railway line and is easy walking, plus having four major historic viaducts to check out.
Worth the walk on the good track down to the river mouth. Some may prefer to stay at the more luxurious Waitutu Lodge on the other side of the river with people jet boated down from Lake Hauroko for a night or two.
North facing, and pretty well appointed overall.
category . . . standard hut
hut fee . . . 1 hut ticket or backcountry hut pass, free to camp
elevation . . . 10 m
bunks . . . 12 on four platforms
built . . . 1974
heating . . . woodburner
water . . . tap at indoor sink from rainwater tank
toilet . . . longdrop← Port Craig Schoolhouse Hut | near Fiordland National Park Waitutu Hut | Fiordland National Park →