Bottom Gordon Hut, Leatham River
This ex-New Zealand Forest Service hut was extended and upgraded in 1993, although the windows are only single glazed.
It’s in surprisingly good condition, considering that it is possible to drive a four-wheel drive to the front door. Then again it is a big 38 km to State Highway SH 63 in the Wairau Valley.
category . . . standard hut
hut fee . . . 1 hut ticket or backcountry hut pass, free to camp
elevation . . . 760 m
bunks . . . 6
built . . . 1958, extended and renovated in 1993 when wood burner added
heating . . . wood burner
water . . . 30 m walk to creek
toilet . . . longdrop← Bluff Dump Historic Hut, Seymour Stream Elliot Bivvy, Elliot Stream →