Ellis Hut | Kahurangi National Park
Many climb Mt Arthur on a daywalk from the Flora Saddle carpark, but few turn off before the summit and head down, steeply, to this little oasis with a dramatic backdrop.
An excellent example of a six-bunk NZFS SF 70 hut that has been recently renovated, with a new porch, stainless steel bench, woodburner, toilet, etc.
category . . . standard hut
hut fee . . . 1 hut ticket or backcountry hut pass, free to camp
elevation . . . 1105 m
bunks . . . 6 mattresses on bunks
built . . . 1972, extended and renovated in 2021 & 2022
heating . . . wood burner
water . . . The stream may not be flowing past the hut, so walk upstream to the second blue pole, about 120 m, and note a branch in the track down to the flowing water. Worth taking the 20 L plastic container
toilet . . . longdrop
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