Tarn Hut | Mt Richmond Forest Park

Some might suggest that the “tarn” doesn’t quite meet the standard definition, many would just say, man, that’s a lake. Whatever the terminology it clearly meets the definition of picturesque with all those mature red beech trees ashore.

Set just off the main track in a sunny clearing, when it’s sunny, Tarn is another well renovated, comfy, hut.

Watch for the hut weka trying to catch the tadpoles in the tarn.

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category . . . standard hut

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

elevation . . . 1040m

bunks . . . 5

built . . . 1956

heating . . . Oregon style firebox

water . . . tap above exterior 500 litre sink on deck, from rainwater tank. A 2000 litre tank was installed in February 2017.

toilet . . . longdrop

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