Rocks Hut | Mt Richmond Forest Park

Five or six hours walk up the Dun Mountain Trail for the most part, beginning in Brook Street just in Nelson, then turning off at Coppermine and Dun Saddle. This is the closest hut to Nelson if you don’t want to involve yourself with mechanised transport.

It’s a good ‘un, complete with flushing toilets, two, a big water tank and a view into the Pelorus River valley, and, for some reason, despite its proximity to Nelson it’s not used all that much, except by those trundling through on Te Araroa.

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category … standard hut

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

elevation … 810 m

bunks … 16

built … 1983

heating … woodburner

water … outside tap at sink near rainwater tank

toilet … flush x 2

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