Helicopter Flat Hut | Kahurangi National Park
Helicopter Flat Hut is an original NZFS hut that appears to have been extended and renovated at some stage, probably around 1980 when Taipo Hut was built. New stainless steel benches, two new windows and some structural repairs have been made, and it has been re-painted inside and out in 2019.
Good location on a river terrace not far from the Karamea River. Look out for the whio/blue ducks on the river.
category . . . standard hut
hut fee . . . 1 hut ticket or backcountry hut pass, free to camp
elevation . . . 740 m
bunks . . . 8
built . . . 1963, extended around 1980, renovated 2019
heating . . . firebox
water . . . bucket and 30 m walk to Karamea River
toilet . . . longdrop← Granity Pass Hut | Kahurangi National Park Hurricane Hut | Kahurangi National Park →