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.
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← Macetown campsite | Macetown Historic Reserve, Motatapu Track McKeller Hut | Greenstone Track, Greenstone Conservation Area →