Blue River Hut (Blowfly Hut) | Haast Paringa Cattle Trail

It seems cruel to refer to this delightful historic hut as Blowfly Hut considering it’s more than 50 years since cattle ceased traversing the Haast Paringa Cattle Trail. Blowflies are not such a common occurrence these days.

Proximity to the highway, and the easy two-hour walk-in means this is a generally well frequented hut. Has character, although the DOC bunks and central woodburner and its protective surround dilute the charm.

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category . . . standard hut

hut fee . . . 1 hut ticket, free to camp, or backcountry hut pass

elevation . . . 120 m

bunks . . . 8 mattresses in bunks

built . . . 1905

heating . . . firebox, collect own firewood

water . . . tap above sink from 900 litre rainwater tank

toilet . . . longdrop

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