McConchies Hut | Kahurangi National Park

McConchies Hut is an old NZFS four bunker in the Matiri Valley which doesn’t see much traffic these days. That is unfortunate because it is a comfortable enough hut, and handily positioned on a flattish walk, halfway between the Matiri roadend and the more remote Hurricane Hut.

There would be plenty to do for hunters in this area if the number of deer tracks in the riverbed were a real indication of the animal population in the easy walking vicinity.

The track was re-cut in October 2015 so it’s not a major battle getting up the valley, at least until the vegetation grows back.

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category . . . standard hut

hut fee . . . 1 hut ticket or backcountry hut pass, free to camp

elevation . . . 450 m

bunks . . . 4

built . . . 1958

heating . . . firebox

water . . . exterior tap at 1100 litre rainwater tank

toilet . . . 1 x longdrop

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