Hunts Creek Hut


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Hunts Creek Track, Arthur's Pass National Park, South Island.

(03) 318 9211


This is a standard four-bunk hut located in Arthur's Pass National Park in the Hokitika area. Fees apply. Bookings not required - first come, first served. Facilities include heating. mattresses, non-flush toilets and water (not treated - boil before use). The track starts from the Kelly Creek car park on SH 73. After following the Carroll Hut Track for a short distance, turn onto a steep track on the true left of Kellys Creek. The track climbs high above a gorged section of river, before dropping back into the creek. Beyond here, it mostly follows the riverbed, with occasional brief sections of track until just below Hunt Saddle. Pick up a track through light forest up to Hunt Saddle. The saddle is difficult to navigate - it's muddy and covered with head-high tussocks. Look for marker poles and watch out for deep holes. A rough track continues to sidle in forest above Hunts Creek, climbing and falling regularly. The track crosses two large screes before dropping into the basin and the tussock flat where the hut is located. Before you go, buy 1 Standard Hut Ticket (blue for adults, yellow for youth) for each night's stay. Put this in the honesty box at the hut. Or buy a Backcountry Hut Pass that gives unlimited use at most Standard and Serviced huts for a 6 or 12-month period.

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Lat: -42.84075 Lng: 171.501313

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