Devils Hut | Wakamarina Track, Mt Richmond Forest Park

The name Devils Hut must have some story about its origin but I’m not aware of it.

This hut was built to replace an old gold miners slab hut out the back.

Devils Hut is a typical NZFS SF70 style six bunker that has been altered over the years: the open fire has been replaced with a woodburner, the internal cupboard removed, benches replaced, the squeaky steel bunks modified, etc. It’s an easy tramp up from Butchers Flat carpark through an area with an extensive gold mining history.

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category . . . standard hut

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

elevation . . . 220 m

bunks . . . 6

built . . . 1960s

heating . . . firebox

water . . . tap on 2500 litre rainwater tank

toilet . . . 1 x longdrop

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