Hurunui No. 3 Hut


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Harper Pass Track, Lake Sumner Forest Park, South Island

(03) 313 0820


This is a standard 16-bunk hut located in Lake Sumner Forest Park in the North Canterbury and Arthur's Pass area. Fees apply. Bookings not required - first come, first served. Facilities include heating, mattresses, non-flush toilets and water (not treated - boil before use). This three-roomed T shaped hut is clad in rough sawn vertical board and batten timber with a corrugated iron roof. The tongue and groove floor area is 33 sq. metres. The only lining is painted tar impregnated building paper between the sawn timber framing and the board and batten cladding. The hut has 16 bunks, 12 in the main room and 4 in the small T section. At the rear of the hut there is a small porch storeroom with a metal top bench. The main room had a tin chimney, but this was removed in 1996 and now has a wood burner in its place. Removal of the chimney and placement of the wood burner are the only alterations to the original form. The hut is at 650 m above sea level on the Hurunui River (North Branch) valley floor and is surrounded by mixed beech forest. Tracks to the hut: Harper Pass Route Hurunui swingbridge tracks & routes No dogs allowed. 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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