Steele Creek Hut
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member StagsRoar
S 44° 55.609 E 168° 12.811
59G E 280102 N 5021401
Quick Description: Steele Creek Hut is sited in a valley of the same name branching off the Greenstone Valley in the Wakatipu Conservation Area. Grid reference: Topo50 map sheet CB09, E1222335, N5014107
Location: South Island, New Zealand
Date Posted: 12/27/2005 1:16:33 PM
Waymark Code: WM5A3
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member StagsRoar
Views: 50

Long Description:

This hut is one of those huts that you only want to stay in if you were out of all other options. Located about 2hrs walk up Steele Creek from it's junction with the Greenstone Valley a few hundred metres from the Mid Greenstone Hut . The walk into this hut up Steele Creek is fairly easy and is visited by a few Trampers and about the same amount of Hunters. It is a very basic hut and has a fire place and bunks of sorts for 3 people but no mattresses and a dirt floor. As I said - don't plan a stay here unless you have to but rather it is an aside walk if you happen to be staying in the Mid-Greenstone hut and are looking for something to do or photograph. The track to this hut does carry on beyond it and climbs up then drops down into the Caples Valley near the Upper Caples Hut but I haven't done that part of the walk so I won't say anymore on that - but it looks like a long trek. I kind of think this hut should be reclassified as an Emergency Shelter only - but thats just my thoughts.
Type of shelter: hut

Stay overnight: Yes

Sleeps How Many: 3

Reservation required: No

Cost: Free

Available Year Round: Yes

Enclosed: Enclosed

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