#63 – 13th November 2015
This awesome cozy hut is tucked into the hillside on the way up Mt Arthur in Kahurangi National Park. It’s a really easy access hut that would be suitable for just about anybody with the track having recently been upgraded. It is to a walking track standard with a pretty easy gradient for the most part and then a wee climb closer to the top. Total walking time to the hut from the carpark is only 1.5 hours.
Its an awesome base for more adventures in the area with myriad of huts and tracks nearby. Continuing from the hut you can climb Mt Arthur, or continue on over Gordons Pyramid towards Cobb Reservoir with Salisbury Hut and Balloon Hut enroute.
Within minutes of walking up behind the hut you have cracker views right out over Nelson and beyond, the flora and landscape is amazing and impressively unique to other areas we have visited. There are plenty of Weka too, and they are not shy!! Watch your stuff – they stole our toilet roll in the blink of an eye!!!
Inside the hut its a pretty cosy layout with 8 bed spaces on two sleeping platforms. The fire is brilliant and gets the place cozy in next to no time!!
On our visit we saw baby Weka chicks near the path on the way up which was an awesome experience!! We shared the hut with a great bunch of people from nearby Motueka and also from Germany.