Upper Caples Hut (NZDA)

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Caples Track, Caples Conservation Area, South Island

(02) 194 2328

info@southernlakesnzda.org.nz

southernlakesnzda.org.nz/huts/upper-caples-hut

Description

Upper Caples Hut is managed and maintained by the local NZ Deerstalkers Association. A small fee is collected that goes towards the maintenance and upkeep of the hut which is carried out by volunteers from the club. You do not need to be a member of the club to stay at the hut. Advanced bookings are required. Facilities include Bunks for 16 people with mattresses and some pillows. Good sized kitchen bench and 2 large tables and stool type benches. Meat safe. Wood store. Two drop toilets (away from the building behind the wood store). Wood/coal stove. Coal in shed. Gun cabinet (bring your own padlock). Running water inside the hut. (During winter this tap is turned off as the pipe freezes and could burst, however there is ample water in the water tank with an outside tap but until the sun comes up it can freeze on very cold nights so fill up with water before you head to bed.) LED solar powered lighting to the hut to reduce the fire risk, so no need for candles. Axe and 2 saws, please do not chop firewood on the decking use the chopping block provided. Plates, cups, glasses, knives and forks and cooking utensils the spoons keep going missing so maybe take one or two. Frying pans, plenty of cooking pots, stock pot sized large, medium and small and a skillet for meat. Two gas cookers (2 burners on each) with grills underneath, please remember to turn the gas off when you leave.

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Lat: -44.843972 Lng: 168.222189

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