Upper Gridiron Shelter | Kahurangi National Park

Upper Gridiron Shelter is a unique place of accommodation. How many other huts have one wall of solid rock on a 60º angle, seemingly hand-hewn by some novice sculptor who hasn’t quite got the art of fine finishing of the material totally sorted? With chisel marks still in evidence?

Outside, there’s a handsome, comfy sofa, yes, hanging on chains, all well sheltered.

Those with some experience of earthquakes might prefer an alternative accommodation.

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category … basic hut

hut fee … free

elevation … 830 m

bunks … 3 mattresses

built … June 1980, recently refurbished

heating … small pot belly stove, wood supplied in woodshed near track

water … tap on an external sink

toilet … 1 x longdrop

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