Maori Saddle Hut | Haast Paringa Cattle Trail
The Maori Saddle and Coppermine Creek huts suggest the New Zealand Forest Service once had some ambition for the Haast Paringa Cattle Trail. But the 10% difficult sections, and the nine-hour listed time between huts have not popularised the track as planned.
The hut is a great Lockwood construction. The 20 minute not quite well-marked track to the north end of Lake Law is worth the detour, if you still have some juice in your batteries.
category . . . standard hut
hut fee . . . 1 hut ticket, free to camp, or backcountry hut pass
elevation . . . 615 m
bunks . . . 10 mattresses in 3 stacked sleeping platforms
built . . . 1980
heating . . . firebox, collect own firewood
water . . . tap above inside sink from 900 litre rainwater tank
toilet . . . longdrop← Middle Head Hut | Moeraki Valley Track Barn Bay private hut | Cascade to Martins Bay coast route, South Westland →