Beech Hut



Mataura River, Eyre Mountains Park, South Island.

(03) 211 2400


This is a basic four-bunk hut in the Southland area. This is one of the oldest musterers huts remaining in Southland. There are no fees. Bookings not required - first come, first served. Facilities include heating, mattresses, non-flush toilets and water from a stream. Beech Hut is simply constructed from beech saplings cut from the surrounding forest and driven into the ground, and is clad and roofed with corrugated iron. Beech Hut is accessible via Cainard Road, off SH6 at Fairlight. A 4WD track runs along the true left of the Mataura River for approximately 5 km. From there the route is unmarked and not suitable for vehicles, approximately 4 hr walking time. The hut is visible on the true right of the Mataura River at the edge of beech forest. Tracks to the hut: Eyre Mountains/Taka Ra Haka routes.

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Lat: -45.346753 Lng: 168.435292


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