Top Wairoa Hut | Mt Richmond Forest Park
After the gloom of Mid Wairoa Hut, this hut is full of light and vibrancy, the hut painted in the startling Rescue Orange hue, and, err, perhaps that’s going overboard about all the light, certainly true in comparison with the gloom of Mid Wairoa.
Another original, almost, NZFS hut that retains its open fireplace, a smoky experience apparently, according to the hut book, you get the fire going but have to open the door and windows. Those were the days.
category . . . standard hut
hut fee . . . . 1 hut ticket or backcountry hut pass, free to camp
elevation . . . 836 m
bunks . . . 6
built . . . 1960s, refurbished 2010s
heating . . . open fire, smokes
water . . . 40 m walk down to creek
toilet . . . longdrop← Tarn Hut | Mt Richmond Forest Park