Poor Petes Hut | Kahurangi National Park
For those who have just completed the 700 m climb up from Lake Matiri to the Thousand Acre Plateau Poor Petes Hut is a convenient stopping point where it’s possible to climb The Needle as a day walk.
It’s a tight two bunker with no heating but it’s cosy enough. Remember to have a window open when cooking to avoid carbon monoxide asphyxiation. That might just spoil your evening.
category . . . basic hut/bivvy
hut fee . . . free
elevation . . . 1030 m
bunks . . . 2
built . . . 2012, original hut replaced with this fully refurbished and extended goat shooters’ hut
heating . . . none
water . . . exterior tap at 500 litre rainwater tank
toilet . . . 1 x longdrop← Goat Creek Hut | Mokihinui Forks Ecological Area Lyell campsite | Kahurangi National Park, almost →