Princhester Base Hut
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member StagsRoar
S 45° 35.571 E 167° 57.058
58G E 730168 N 4946951
Quick Description: Located on the Northern side of the Takitimu Conservation Area. Grid reference: Topo50 map sheet CD08, E1206723, N4938764
Location: South Island, New Zealand
Date Posted: 6/2/2012 9:24:30 PM
Waymark Code: WMEJ2X
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
Views: 2

Long Description:
The Princhester Base Hut (or Lower Princhester Hut)is a 6 bunk hut sited on the edge of private land in the Takitimu Mountain Ranges. This hut is very accessible in so far as vehicle access is possible right to the hut. From the Mossburn - TeAnau Highway (S45 32.723 E167 56.114) turn south onto Princhester Road driving through private property with public easement. Be sure to leave gates etc as you found them. My only issue with this hut is that it is very shaded and can therefore be very cold. It has an open fire in which more heat can be obtained by going outside and leaning against the chimney. Water can be gotten from the nearby Princhester Creek. Hut is frequently used by Hunters but can also be a base for starting the hike over to the Waterloo and Aparima Valleys. Some more information can be gotten here; http://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/places-to-stay/backcountry-huts-by-region/southland/southland/lower-princhester-hut/ . .
Kid Friendly Kid Friendly No Dogs Allowed No Dogs Allowed Hunting in area - use caution Hunting in area - use caution Bring a Flashlight Bring a Flashlight Available in Winter Accessible in Winter
No offroad vehicles No Offroad Vehicles mosquitos Wear bug repellant!
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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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