Stern Valley Hut | Lyell Range/Radiant Range Conservation Area

Location, location, location.

That is, why would you locate a hut in an obvious spot to be swept away in a large flood?

And more steps. Night. Wet.

Someone is going to fall.

Nuts.

Insect screens: the sandflies just walk through.

Timber bench space for your stoves.

I just don’t get it.

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category . . . private hut, constructed and managed by /Mokihinui-Lyell Backcountry Trust

hut fee . . . flat rate of $160 per adult and $80 per child (16 and under). The fee covers your entire trip whether you choose to spend 1, 2, 3, or 4 nights on the trail (it is not per night).

winter hut rate . . . stays beginning during winter months (June, July, and August) will be priced at a flat rate of $100 per adult and $50 per child.

camping . . . flat rate of $50 per tent site, can accommodate 2 people, covers 1—4 nights stay, as long as you stay outside different huts. Not supposed to use inside hut facilities but can use toilet and water tank.

booking . . . required. Book online.

elevation . . . 390 m

bunks . . . 10

built . . . 2011

cooking . . . gas cooker supplied

heating . . . firebox, firewood supplied

water . . . tap above sink from rainwater tank

facilities . . . A rain-fed water supply (off the hut roof), internal sink, cutlery, crockery, cooking pots, gas cooktops, a frying pan, kettle and a coffee plunger, communal living area, wood stove, outside composting toilet, bike storage, and a bike repair station.

toilet . . . longdrop

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