Mt Rintoul Hut | Mt Richmond Forest Park

OK, so it’s the hut with a dunny having the most memorable view on the Alpine Route, but the hut itself also rates highly in the view department: that’s much of Kahurangi over there, Abel Tasman on show, Farewell Spit sneaking out from behind, and just down there, actually way down, are lights from Wakefield, Brightwater and in the distance, Mot. Nice.

Rintoul is an old NZFS hut, well renovated, with plenty of light streaming in. That’s double nice.

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category . . . standard hut

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

elevation . . . 1260m

bunks . . . 6

built . . . 1960s, refurbished 2010s

heating . . . firebox

water . . . tap, from rainwater tank, there are two

toilet . . . longdrop, quite scenic

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