Lake Poteriteri Hut
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member StagsRoar
S 46° 06.647 E 167° 09.168
58G E 666361 N 4891390
Quick Description: Located on the shore of Lake Poteriteri in the Fiordland National Park. Grid reference: Topo50 map sheet CF06, E1148174, N4877002.
Location: South Island, New Zealand
Date Posted: 6/2/2012 10:10:32 PM
Waymark Code: WMEJ32
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
Views: 2

Long Description:
The six bunk Lake Poteriteri hut is very much one of the more remoter of New Zealand's Backcountry Huts. Most access is by jetboat from Lake Hauroko, down the Wairurahiri River to the sea and then along and up the Waitutu River to Lake Poteriteri. Other than that float plane or helicopter would be other mechanical options. To hike/tramp in would require walking to Teal Bay Hut from Lake Hauroko Jetty (9hrs) and then from Teal Bay it is approx an 8hr route to Poteriteri Hut. This route crosses the Wairurahiri swingbridge and is further described in Robyn McNeil's book Moirs Guide South. (ISBN 978-0-9582791-1-6. The hut itself is a basic 6 bunk hut with a fireplace. Water obtained from the lake. Further info can be found here; http://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/places-to-stay/backcountry-huts-by-region/fiordland/southern-fiordland/lake-poteriteri-hut/ I would take lots of insect repellant!!!
Hunting in area - use caution Hunting in area - use caution Island cache (Boat required) Available in Winter Accessible in Winter
Compass Compass & Topographical Map Suggested / Required Weather Permitting Weather Permitting 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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