Top Hope Hut | Lake Sumner Forest Park

Nice, if shady location. Too far up the Hope River to be much use to fishermen, it is handy accommodation for those wanting to visit the hot pools further up the valley. Apparently visiting the South Island’s 16 open air hot pools is a thing these days.

An extended version of the New Zealand Forest Service S70 hut, that has a woodburner installed finally, after a period without heating. Residents will be unlikely to be disturbed, unless visiting during The Roar.

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category . . . basic hut

hut fee . . . free

elevation . . . 710 m

bunks . . . 6 mattresses

built . . . 1963, extended 1975

heating . . . firebox

water . . . tap on 450 litre rainwater tank

toilet . . . longdrop

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