Cecil King Historic Hut | Kahurangi National Park

Once inhabited by the gold prospector Cecil King, who built the hut, allegedly from a single fallen red beech tree in 1935.

It’s a compact timber slab hut with a newer, but not new, galvanised sheet steel roof over. Many of his implements remain: saws, diggers, etc.

This place oozes character and is one of the most likeable huts around, even if it only has two small windows. The area around has piles of stones from where Cecil did his gold fossicking.

One of the classics.

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category . . . basic hut/bivvy

hut fee . . . free

elevation . . . 470 m

bunks . . . 4

built . . . 1935

heating . . . open fire

water . . . stream

toilet . . . 1 x longdrop

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