Shepherd Creek Hut
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member StagsRoar
S 45° 24.252 E 168° 25.914
59G E 299023 N 4968938
Quick Description: Located in the Eyre Mountains, Southlandn New Zealand. Grid reference: Topo50 map sheet CD10, E1242543, N4961947
Location: South Island, New Zealand
Date Posted: 6/2/2012 7:00:05 PM
Waymark Code: WMEJ22
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
Views: 3

Long Description:
Shepherd Creek Hut is located up the Eyre Creek Valley near the junction with Shepherd Creek. Access to this hut is from the head of the Eyre Creek Valley road which , at it's head, passes through private land on a Public Easement. Please be sure to shut farm gates as you found them etc and keep to the vehicle tracks. The 4WD vehicle track can take you part the way up the valley but access by car generally won't be any further than Sandfly Creek at S45°26.813, E168°27.066. After that, if in a 4WD you take your own chances. Walking from Sandfly Creek to the hut is generally only about 1.5hrs easy-moderate walk. the hut is a 6 bunk hut with a Pot Belly Fireplace. Water is from the Eyre Creek about 60ft away. Can be bad for Sandflies up here so take repellant.
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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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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