Richmond Saddle Hut | Mt Richmond Forest Park

Richmond Saddle is a hut with a complicated history, once further down the hill towards the Wairau but transferred up here in 1968, and extended to an 8 bunker in 1986. Due to the proximity to the carpark this hut is prone to overcrowding on odd occasions.

There’s good views to the north and view from the dunny is stunning. It’s an hour or so scoot up to the top of Mt Richmond from here, steep and unstable.

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category . . . standard hut

hut fee . . . . 1 hut ticket or backcountry hut pass, free to camp, (if you can find anywhere flat

elevation . . . 1215m

bunks . . . 8

built . . . 1968, extended 1986

heating . . . firebox

water . . . tap at water tank from roof

toilet . . . longdrop

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