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.

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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

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