Mt Fell Hut | Mt Richmond Forest Park

It’s a long way up to Mt Fell Hut from the Nelson side, not so bad from the Wairau. That gives some great views out over Mt Fishtail, around the Wairau Valley, and as far as the North Island.

This hut has a fab ambience, might be something to do with the considerable (single) glazing which is more than that of your standard 1960s hut. A goodie.

It was relocated in 2016 about 400 m along the track towards the Wairau Valley by a navy helicopter, and restored by the Nelson Tramping Club with assistance from DOC.

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category . . . standard hut

hut fee . . . . 1 hut ticket or backcountry hut pass, free to camp, (if you can find anywhere flat)

elevation . . . 1280 m

bunks . . . 6

built . . . 1964, relocated and tidied up 2016

heating . . . firebox

water . . . tap at two water tanks from roof

toilet . . . longdrop

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