John Reid Hut | Kahurangi National Park

The John Reid Hut is a 1200 m undulating climb, mostly climb, from the Wangapeka River, and you have to start the day by wading the river if you come in via Chummies Track. The view of Mt Owen is outstanding, it’s just one of those delightful settings, just above the bush line.

Another NZFS SF70 six bunker in good order. It’s fairly authentic, even has the horizontal bracing at the top plate level. Few visit, maybe because of the grunt getting up there.

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category . . . standard hut

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

elevation . . . 1240 m

bunks . . . 6

built . . . 1963

heating . . . open fire

water . . . bucket and 15 m walk to small flowing stream

toilet . . . 1 x longdrop

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