Tailings Hut | Oteake Conservation Park
An agglomeration of various huts, the oldest built in 1924 and substantially added to in 1977 with two 6 bunk accommodation buildings bought in on a trailer.
The old hut has been renovated with a concrete floor, wall linings and presumably insulation, stainless steel benches, and a wood burner. Bring your own wood.
The road to Buster Saddle was built prior to the 1940s but only pushed through to Tailings Hut in 1965. Five river crossings are involved from Buster Saddle, with a couple over knee deep, even at low flow.
category . . . standard hut
hut fee . . . 1 hut ticket or backcountry hut pass, free to camp
elevation . . . 840 m
bunks . . . 12 mattresses on bunks in two bunkrooms
built . . . 1924 kitchen, 1977 bunkrooms
heating . . . wood burner in kitchen
water . . . 20 m to stream
toilet . . . longdrop← Steele Creek Hut | off the Greenstone Track, Greenstone Conservation Area The Divide Shelter | Routeburn Track, Fiordland National Park →