Top Hope Hut | Lake Sumner Forest Park
Nice, if shady location. Too far up the Hope River to be much use to fishermen, it is handy accommodation for those wanting to visit the hot pools further up the valley. Apparently visiting the South Island’s 16 open air hot pools is a thing these days.
An extended version of the New Zealand Forest Service S70 hut, that has a woodburner installed finally, after a period without heating. Residents will be unlikely to be disturbed, unless visiting during The Roar.
category . . . basic hut
hut fee . . . free
elevation . . . 710 m
bunks . . . 6 mattresses
built . . . 1963, extended 1975
heating . . . firebox
water . . . tap on 450 litre rainwater tank
toilet . . . longdrop← Three Mile Stream Hut | Lake Sumner Forest Park Top Robinson Hut | Victoria Forest Park →