Sylvester Hut | Kahurangi National Park
Sylvester Hut is an easy-ish two hour climb on an old 4WD track from a small carpark over the Cobb Dam, through beech forest until you get out onto the tussock tops. Not far away are the pretty Lake Sylvester and a few smaller alpine tarns.
There is a major view to the east, D’Urville Island in the Marlborough Sounds, the Richmond Range. You can even see Mt Taranaki on a clear day.
Sylvester Hut is one of the best bang for your bucks around: close to the road, great hut, excellent views.
category . . . serviced hut
booking . . . not required, first come gets the best bunks basis
hut fee . . . 3 hut tickets or backcountry hut pass, 1 hut ticket to camp
elevation . . . 1320 m
bunks . . . 12
built . . . 2003, (replaced old 4 bunk Bushline Hut—demolished)
heating . . . firebox, woodshed with wood supplied
cooking . . . none
water . . . tap above exterior sink on verandah, from 3 rainwater tanks—3200, 2000, 1100 litre
toilet . . . longdrop← Specimen Point sleepouts | Mohikinui Forks Ecological Area Mt Arthur Hut | Kahurangi National Park →