Palmer Hut | Ka Whata Tu o Rakihouia/Clarence Conservation Park
Sited on a rocky bluff overlooking the Clarence River, with views both up and down stream.
It’s a big double-glazed hut to accommodate the rafters about six hours paddle downstream after launching from the Acheron landing. And occasional hunting parties who either attempt to exterminate the considerable goat presence, or complain about the lack thereof.
category . . . standard hut
hut fee . . . 1 hut ticket or backcountry hut pass, free to camp
elevation . . . 575 m
bunks . . . 12 mattresses on two big sleeping platforms
built . . . 2006
heating . . . large wood burner, but not much timber around
water . . . 3000 litre rainwater tank with outside tap
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