Lake McRae Hut, Lake McRae
Lake McRae Hut was built in 1970 by the New Zealand Forest Service as a four bunk animal control hut. It was extended and completely renovated in 2012: double glazed windows, new door, full insulation and internal lining, and two bunks were added.
Now a very comfortable hut, except there is no water tank and if the very small creek near the hut is dry, it is a long walk down to where there is a good flowing stream. No worries, there’s a good metal bucket.
category . . . standard hut
hut fee . . . 1 hut ticket or backcountry hut pass, free to camp
elevation . . . 800 m
bunks . . . 6
built . . . 1970, extended and renovated 2012
heating . . . wood burner
water . . . permanent water 200 m downstream, take a bucket
toilet . . . longdrop← Lake McRae Historic Hut, Lake McRae Molesworth Cob Cottage campsite, Molesworth →