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Sundry Photos of New Zealand Huts

This is a page of sundry hut photos - huts from a different angle or season, old huts, shelters and bivouacs.

Powell Hut in the First Winter Snow (15/6/96) Kime Hut (15 April 1995) Lake and Hut Angelus Old Waihohonu Hut
Powell Hut in the first winter snow
(15/6/96)
Kime Hut
(15 April 1995)
Lake Angelus and its hut
(27 December 1997)
Historic Old Waihohonu Hut (no accommodation)
(8 April 1998)
Old Totara Flats Powell Third House Shelter Te Matawai
The old Totara Flats Hut, now demolished with the new hut nearby.
From Neil Richardson
The old Powell Hut which burnt to the ground on the 17th May, 1999 (replaced by Jan., 2000) A robust shelter on the Dun Mountain Walkway about 3 hours from Nelson. A far off view of Te Matawai Hut.
Picture courtesy of Adam James Matich
Sunrise Harris Creek South Ohau Hut Mountain House
Sunrise Hut, April 2002.
Picture courtesy of Neil Richardson
Harris Creek (30 November 1996) now removed in favour of Mangahao Flats Hut which is 1.5 hours further up the track. South Ohau, demolished due to subsidence. Mountain House - replaced in 2003 by a shelter (see the next picture).
Mueller Mueller Totara Flats
Mountain House shelter. The old Mueller Hut in the Mt Cook National Park (replaced in mid-2003). The old Upper Travers Hut in the Nelson Lakes National Park (replaced in 2004). The old Totara Flats Hut (April 1994)
Waiopehu Sunrise Roaring Stag Te Aroha
The old Waiopehu Hut (13 November 1995) Sunrise hut in October 2002 before it was doubled in size
Picture courtesy of Neil Richardson
The now replaced Roaring Stag Lodge in August 1997
Picture courtesy of Neil Richardson
The Te Aroha hut was removed in late 2005 (Kaimai forest park, NI). It was run down but still a great shelter from the wicked winds on the ridge behind Mt Te Aroha. It was at the top of the ridge between the Waitawheta valley and the Waiorongomai valley. There is no longer any shelter at this point.
Picture courtesy of David Whyte
Maungahuka John Tait Hut in 1996 Hardy's Hut in 1971 Wairongomai Hut in 1970
The old Maungahuka Hut that was replaced in 2006 by a new hut. John Tait Hut on 9 May 1996 Hardy's Hut
From: Alan Bowring
Date: 1971
Where: Wairongomai Valley, Te Aroha Description: An old Gold Miner's hut used by Malcolm Hardy, the last stalwart prospector to extract ore from that area in 1946. Then used by trampers and goat cullers. It had 4 bunks a coal range stove and a food safe. Was not maintained by any organisation and allowed to rot away and fall down into a pile of rubble. It's location was just to the left of track just before Canadian Creek. Hardy's workshop and mine being on the other side of Canadian Creek.
Waikato Tramping Club Hut in Wairongomai Valley.
From: Alan Bowring
Date: 1970
Where: Wairongomai Valley, Te Aroha Description:
Waikato Tramping Club, Wairongomai Hut, opened 1st May 1954 and was burned to the ground by vandals 7th September 1980. Tramping Club Members had discvovered the brick chimney standing there in 1953 from some previous building and decided to reuse it by building a hut to suit.
Waitengaue Hut in 1978 Atiwhakatu Hut in 1997 Blyth Hut from afar  Waitengaue Hut in 1978
From: Alan Bowring
Date: 1978
Where: Kaimai's, accessed from Woodland Road, Katikati.
Description: Waikato Tramping Club's Waitengaue Hut. Bulit in 1968 and burned to ground by vandals Easter 2002. It was not rebuilt. This hut used to have an open fire place in the centre of the hut with an inverted funnel type chimney supported on metal poles above the fire place. A porch was later added. It was only about an hour from the road end.
Atiwhakatu Hut in 1995 Blyth Hut from afar Angelus Hut, 27 December 1997
Kime Top Maropea Macintosh Haurangi
Kime Hut, 1 April 1997 Top Maropea, 2002 Mackintosh, October 2008 Haurangi, February 2005
Picture courtesy of Jocelyn Oldcorn and Geoff Patterson
Lagoon Saddle Shelter Neil Forks Hut in 1995 Kime 8 Feb 2013 with new hut being built WaihohonuAccess: 3 hours from Oturere Hut
Comments: The best hut on the Tongariro Northern Crossing. New flush! toilets. Three sleeping areas: one cosy room next to the porch, a room off the central area which also has sleeping platforms. A Great Walk hut (needs dated hut ticket in advance) with a gas heater and gas stove (in summer). Camping areas across the stream (about 80 metres from the hut).
Lagoon Saddle Shelter, courtesy of Barry Flamank Neil Forks Hut in 1995. Photo taken from helicopter landing clearing nearby. Courtesy of Steve Hudson: Photo taken today, Friday 8th Feb of 2013, where Kime Hut currently is with the new build. Insulation is being installed under the floor joists so framing not too far away - now open. Waihohonu Hut on 8 April 1998
McKellar Hut, 15 March 2001      
McKellar Hut on 15 March 2001      

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