Lake Christabel Hut | Victoria Forest Park
Lake Christabel Hut is not set adjacent to the lake, but in a clearing, on a river terrace some distance upstream. It has been expanded at some stage in the past to add a couple of small sleeping platforms, and a useful porch. The original open fire has been replaced with a woodburner.
It’s mostly used by those either on the Rough Creek/Lake Christabel/Palmer Road route, or those venturing over unnamed pass at the head of the Robinson River. It’s a fairly energetic day to cover the ground in either of those directions.
category . . . standard hut
hut fee . . . 1 hut ticket or backcountry hut pass, free to camp
elevation . . . 680 m
bunks . . . DOC says 8, (but has two sleeping platforms so I think 10 would fit)
built . . . late 60s/early 70s, extended from standard 6 bunk NZFS S70 in early 80s to 8 bunks
heating . . . wood burner
water . . . 50 m walk to stream, bucket provided
toilet . . . longdrop← Jollie Brook Hut | Lake Sumner Forest Park Lake Man Bivvy | Lake Sumner Forest Park →