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.
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← Carlyle Hut, Lake Sumner Forest Park Devils Den Bivvy | Nina River, Lake Sumner Forest Park →