Flora Hut

#66 – 14th November 2015

This hut is a definite wee gem!! It’s split into two bunk areas with cozy open fireplaces at either side, and a huge wood stacking dry area between the two. It sleeps 6 people on bunks at either side.

Built in 1982, as a replica for the original hut built in 1927, the hut has recently had a heap of maintenance done by the Nelson tramping club. The walls are all lined inside, it has had a painting makeover and is looking fabulous and feeling cosy for it!!

The hut is located on the Tablelands Circuit in the Kahurangi National Park and is only a short 30 minute walk from the Grahams Valley Road carpark. It makes an awesome spot to take your young kids to introduce them to the NZ backcountry hut experience, and also makes a good Friday night base to set off early on a Saturday morning to more of the amazing destinations nearby.

The park is practically my favourite!! There is a group operating in this area called Friends of Flora who do a lot of work and it shows! The wildlife in here is amazing, I’ve seen the giant native snails, the whio, robins, cheeky weka and more!! 🙂 🙂

I’ve been here twice now. The first visit we found ourselves sharing the hut with some researchers who had laid trapping tunnels to measure the pests in the area and who were also doing bird call counts. The second visit had us spending the hut with a fantastic young family from just down the road – a dad and his two awesome young daughters! Always a great experience at this hut!! ❤

 

Further Information:

http://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/places-to-go/nelson-tasman/places/kahurangi-national-park/things-to-do/huts/flora-hut/

http://www.doc.govt.nz/news/media-releases/2015/flora-hut-makeover/

 

 

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