Nina Hut | Lake Sumner Forest Park
Nina Hut has plenty going for it. It’s modern, ie, big double-glazed windows, insulated, good water supply, etc. It stands on a ridge with decent views all around, including Mt Boscawen, 1780 m, prominent to the west.
It’s a great hut to visit for a first in-and-out, weekend-style tramp.
Despite the DOC signage it’s about 1½ hours from the highway Sh 7 to the swingbridge, then another 1½ hours onto the hut. Maybe slightly longer if enthusiasm for trudging is flagging.
All of this means that Nina Hut is popular for school parties, families, etc.
category . . . standard hut
hut fee . . . 1 hut ticket or backcountry hut pass, free to camp
elevation . . . 760 m
bunks . . . 10 mattresses on two sleeping platforms
built . . . 2002
heating . . . wood burner
water . . . tap above outside sink from 2000 litre rainwater tank
toilet . . . longdrop← Mid Robinson Hut | Victoria Forest Park Pell Stream Hut | Lewis Pass National Reserve →