Howden Hut
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member StagsRoar
S 44° 48.938 E 168° 08.099
59G E 273469 N 5033536
Quick Description: Howden Hut is located on the shores of Lake Howden in the Greenstone Valley
Location: South Island, New Zealand
Date Posted: 12/22/2005 1:20:46 PM
Waymark Code: WM55N
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member StagsRoar
Views: 34

Long Description:

This hut is sited on the junction of the Greenstone/Routeburn tracks and is about 1-2 hrs hike from the Milford Highway across the Divide. It gets quite a lot of use in the summer - Peak Season, and therefore during this time a Hut Pass is required and can be obtained from the Department of Conservation . It it a large hut of 28 bunks with mattresses and has heating as well as cooking facilities. The track over the divide is well established and is so good that I have walked this track in the middle of the night with a pen light torch with little chance of getting lost. Not the sort of hut you want to visit in summer if you want to get away from people but the winter is certainly a bit less hectic. A nice easy walk and a good starter if you wanted to take young kids etc on their first outing. The shore of Lake Howden is 40 metres or so from the hut door.
Hunting in area - use caution Hunters often in area Restroom Restrooms available
Water Water Available
Available in Winter Accessible in Winter
Compass Compass & Topographical Map Suggested / Required More than half a mile from Trailhead Approx 1 - 1 1/2 hrs walk from The Divide mosquitos Wear bug repellant!
Type of shelter: cabin

Sleeps How Many: 28

Cost: $10-$30

Available Year Round: Yes

Enclosed: Open

Reservation required: Not listed

Stay overnight: Not listed

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mblitch visited Howden Hut 4/6/2008 mblitch visited it
Zorkin Queen & The Fox visited Howden Hut 12/9/2005 Zorkin Queen & The Fox visited it

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