Richmond Saddle Hut | Mt Richmond Forest Park
Richmond Saddle is a hut with a complicated history, once further down the hill towards the Wairau but transferred up here in 1968, and extended to an 8 bunker in 1986. Due to the proximity to the carpark this hut is prone to overcrowding on odd occasions.
There are good views to the north, and the view from the dunny is stunning. It’s an hour or so to scoot up to the top of Mt Richmond from here, steep and unstable.
category . . . standard hut
hut fee . . . . 1 hut ticket or backcountry hut pass, free to camp, (if you can find anywhere flat
elevation . . . 1215 m
bunks . . . 8
built . . . relocated to site 1968, extended 1986
heating . . . woodburner
water . . . tap at water tank from roof
toilet . . . longdrop← Red Hills Hut | Mt Richmond Forest Park Rocks Hut | Mt Richmond Forest Park →