Elcho Hut | Ruataniwha Conservation Park
A classic hut, with a great view.
Built by the New Zealand Alpine Club in 1938 to provide a base for climbing the many peaks in the vicinity. Really well looked after by the current members.
Hunters tend to avoid this hut, maybe due to the cost, or don’t bother to write their names in the long-standing hut book. Or perhaps they are scared off by the resident mice. Bring your own trap, as they do make a racket at night.
category . . . New Zealand Alpine Club hut
hut fee . . . $5 New Zealand Alpine Club members, $10 non-NZAC members
elevation . . . 715 m
bunks . . . space for 12 on platforms, but 8 spaces are on 4 double mattresses
built . . . 1938. Renovated with woodburner, repainted
heating . . . none
water . . . from Elcho Stream 30 m to east
toilet . . . longdrop← Erceg Hut | Ruataniwha Conservation Park