Nina Hut | Lake Sumner Forest Park

Nina Hut has plenty going for it. It’s modern, ie, big double-glazed windows, insulated, good water supply, etc. It stands on a ridge with decent views all around, including Mt Boscawen, 1780 m, prominent to the west.

It’s a great hut to visit for a first in-and-out, weekend-style tramp.

Despite the DOC signage it’s about 1½ hours from the highway Sh 7 to the swingbridge, then another 1½ hours onto the hut. Maybe slightly longer if enthusiasm for trudging is flagging.

All of this means that Nina Hut is popular for school parties, families, etc.

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category . . . standard hut

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

elevation . . . 760 m

bunks . . . 10 mattresses on two sleeping platforms

built . . . 2002

heating . . . wood burner

water . . . tap above outside sink from 2000 litre rainwater tank

toilet . . . longdrop

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