McIntyre Hut | Whakaari Conservation Area

A surprisingly large hut halfway up the side of a hill that takes some getting to. You need to cross Buckler Burn that gets your feet wet. Suggestion: don’t visit when heavy rain is predicted.

Is it a feature to have a gravel floor?

On the other hand, the water tank is surprisingly small and can run out of water for long periods over summer, and it’s a long way down to the creek. No heating due to a lack of firewood.

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category . . . standard hut

hut fee . . . 1 hut ticket or backcountry hut pass, free to camp

elevation . . . 970 m

bunks . . . 5 mattresses on bunks

built . . . 1960s, renovated 2008

heating . . . none

water . . . 500-litre rainwater tank. Can be empty in summer

toilet . . . longdrop

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