Mt Malita Hut | near Richmond Range
The hut was built to service a small astronomical observatory built not too far away in 1962. The observatory was moved to Mt John near Tekapo as even back then, the lights of Richmond interfered with the observations.
Basically an unrenovated steel shed with two uncomfortable bunks and a large wall display of visitors going back to the early 1960s.
category . . . Nelson City Council hut
hut fee . . . unlocked, free to stay
elevation . . . 935 m
bunks . . . 2 mattresses on bunks
built . . . 1962
heating . . . tiny wood burner
water . . . rainwater tank
toilet . . . longdrop← Mt Fell Hut | Mt Richmond Forest Park Mt Rintoul Hut | Mt Richmond Forest Park →