Cold Stream Hut | Lake Sumner Forest Park

One hour off the Jollie Brook track, what could go wrong?

Well, the track can be completely overgrown with waist-high tutu, so there is that. There is a very good track, mostly, under the tutu. Maybe rather than relying on DOC, users should help by smashing the tutu down as they go.

A good few stream crossings are required: cold in winter, tepid in summer.

It’s a standard NZFS S70 bunk hut that has recently been renovated. At the time of visiting it had a major rodent issue. Earplugs were useful.

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category . . . standard hut

hut fee . . . . 1 hut ticket or backcountry hut pass, free to camp

elevation . . . 620 m

bunks . . . 6 mattresses

built . . . 1975

heating . . . open fire

water . . . 40 m walk to Coldwater Stream

toilet . . . longdrop

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