Cromel Base Hut
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member StagsRoar
S 45° 32.292 E 168° 21.284
59G E 293474 N 4953855
Quick Description: Located in the Eyre Mountains, Southland, New Zealand. Grid reference: Topo50 map sheet CD10, E1237257, N4946720
Location: South Island, New Zealand
Date Posted: 6/2/2012 6:22:10 PM
Waymark Code: WMEJ1T
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
Views: 3

Long Description:
Cromel Base Hut is a 6 bunk hut located up the Cromel Stream Valley in the Southern Eyre Mountains. getting to the Cromel Base Hut can be done by walking either one of 2 routes. The shortest Route (1 1/2 hrs) is from 5 Rivers Homestead (Red Gate) but the first 1.5km of the track is private land and permission must be obtained to start on this route. In my experience permission is usually granted to cross through this land. The other route is from the end of Hillas Road at coords; S45°32.686, E168°17.430. This route, I think, takes about 2.5 hrs and is a climb up over a ridge system on an established track, and down into the Cromel Stream Watershed. The Hut is a 6 bunk hut, open fireplace and water can be gotten from a nearby creek a few metres from the hut. If starting from the Red Gate it is suitable for taking kids 4-5 yrs old and up. Youtube clip; [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QKadbLPPIDY&list=UUTLe8z0Pcy9HqJRJSaaFGyA&index=2&feature=plcp]
Kid Friendly Kid Friendly No Dogs Allowed No Dogs Allowed Available year-round Available year-round Hunting in area - use caution Hunting in area - use caution Off-trail Hiking Required Off-trail Hiking Required Available in Winter Accessible in Winter
Compass Compass Suggested / Required Weather Permitting Weather Permitting More than half a mile from Trailhead More than .5 mile from Trailhead mosquitos Wear bug repellant!
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Dept of Conservation link here: [http://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/places-to-stay/backcountry-huts-by-region/southland/southland/cromel-base-hut/]
Type of shelter: hut

Stay overnight: Yes

Sleeps How Many: 6

Reservation required: No

Cost: Less than $10

Available Year Round: Yes

Enclosed: Enclosed

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