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.

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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

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