Fishtail Hut | Mt Richmond Forest Park
This alpine hut, well, it is above the tree line, is really lashed down by wire ropes due to the fierce southerly winds that sweep in. No heating. You would need to be, or become close friends if the hut was at capacity.
On a clear day there is a great view to the south, and then from the top of Mt Fishtail, an hour up, the full 360° vista. Not such a trudge as you might expect.
Certainly worth a visit. Overnighting gives that potentially great sunset and sunrise thing.
category . . . standard hut
hut fee . . . 1 hut ticket or backcountry hut pass, free to camp
elevation . . . 1360 m
bunks . . . 4 mattresses, in bunks
built . . . 1977
heating . . . none
water . . . tap from outside 500 litre rainwater tank. Also open 500 litre tank.
toilet . . . longdrop. Quite a hike in the night!!← Mt Sunday Bivvy | Mt Richmond Forest Park Kahikatea Flat campsite | Pelorus Bridge Scenic Reserve →