Porters Creek Hut | Mt Richmond Forest Park

Old hut with a good vibe and a vibrant exterior colour scheme. Good camping spots around, unlike Hunters Hut.

The hut was relocated via helicopter from the Right Branch of the Wairoa River in 2011 and fully renovated with a new floor and porch, firebox, etc. A new water tank, installed in late 2016 solves that issue.

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category . . . standard hut

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

elevation . . . 895 m

bunks . . . 6

built . . . 1960s, relocated and refurbished in 2011

heating . . . firebox

water . . . 2000 litre water tank with a tap, from rainwater collected from the roof. Access to the funky creek with running water about 80 m away towards Red Hills hut is no longer required.

toilet . . . longdrop

other . . . a picnic table, yay!

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