Avoca Hut, Craigieburn Forest Park
Avoca Hut is located in a dramatic position, high above the river, although the views to the high sheer mountains are somewhat obscured by the close surrounding beech forest.
Famous for the bath, but don’t use all the water from the tanks as it is a long and steep drop down to the river.
Was renovated over a number of years by CUTC, with the concrete slab broken up, replaced with piles, timber bearers, joists, and a plywood floor that lifted the floor well above the ground.
category . . . CUTC hut
hut fee . . . free
elevation . . . 1020 m
bunks . . . 6 mattresses in bunks
built . . . 1947 by Canterbury University Tramping Club who still maintain it. Major renovation in 2017
heating . . . woodburner
water . . . three water tanks, that may be used for the bath. River down the steep slope to the north. Has bucket
toilet . . . longdrop← Old Basins Hut, Craigieburn Forest Park Back Basin Hide, Craigieburn Forest Park →