Red Hut | Ruataniwha Conservation Park

A hut originally built for a failed tourist venture to take tourists to Mount Cook via Barron Saddle at the head of the adjacent Dobson River, and thence down the Mueller Glacier. In their tweeds and petticoats. Apparently not a success at the time, but the hut is still into compartments to keep the sexes apart. Note the massive lock on the intervening door.

Spacious, but not immediately visible from the river. Has been done up over the years and is a great accommodation.

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category . . . standard hut

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

elevation . . . 625 m

bunks . . . 12 mattresses in bunks

built . . . 1916

heating . . . large wood burner

water . . . 3000 l rainwater tank with outside tap

toilet . . . longdrop

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