Bungaree Hut
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member StagsRoar
S 46° 48.529 E 168° 02.041
59G E 273712 N 4811808
Quick Description: Bungaree Hut is located on the North East side of Stewart Island
Location: South Island, New Zealand
Date Posted: 12/25/2005 10:19:33 PM
Waymark Code: WM58H
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member StagsRoar
Views: 42

Long Description:

This hut located on the North-North-East side of Stewart Island is part of the track that makes up the North-West circuit. The time to travel/walk to this hut is measured in days and information on hike times can be obtained from the Stewart Island Department of Conservation. The North-West circuit is not only measured in time and distance but is also measured in depth in that the mud can be easily knee deep in parts of this track due to the high amount of rainfall that happens here. Other than walking the other way to access this hut is by boat chartered from Bluff on the Mainland or from Half Moon Bay on the Island. The hut does see quite a bit of foot traffic from Trampers but is frequented by Hunters as well searching for Whitetail Deer. It is the Hunters that will most frequently access this hut by boat as I have done. Be it that the trip I done here was on boat it was decided by our party to take tents and tarpaulins etc to set up beside the hut so as not to cram it up for hikers. We still used the hut as a base but slept in tents regardless. The hut is a comfortable 16 bunk hut with a fireplace for heating and limited amount of cooking so gas cookers are advised. We also took sacks of coal with us but if you are hiking in then go easy on the limited wood - only use dead stuff , preferably driftwood. The hut sits up on a plateau above the Big Bungaree Beach at it's western end. A small penguin colony is to be found nearby and some of the rocks off the other end of the beach provide some reasonable surf casting. Should you visit and stay at it then leave this hut is better condition than when you found it.
Type of shelter: hut

Sleeps How Many: 16

Reservation required: No

Cost: $10-$30

Available Year Round: Yes

Enclosed: Enclosed

Stay overnight: Not listed

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