Sedgemere Sleepout, Rainbow Road

Considering Sedgemere Sleepout is only 100 m off the Rainbow Road it’s in surprisingly good nick, although general untidiness may vary dependent on the cleanliness of the immediately preceding occupant. It is immediately adjacent to the larger DOC building called Sedgemere Chalet.

This hut is used extensively by fly fishermen who spend their days patrolling the nearby Wairau River and various small lakes, and nights, err, drinking and talking about their day.

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category . . . standard hut

hut fee . . . 1 hut ticket or backcountry hut pass, free to camp

elevation . . . 1020 m

bunks . . . 6

built . . . 1968 by the Electricity Department when the power lines went through. Taken over by DOC in 1998

heating . . . wood burner

water . . . small stream 50 m from hut, or tank on hill that contains the same water from said stream. Bucket provided

toilet . . . longdrop

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