Alabaster Hut
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member StagsRoar
S 44° 32.733 E 168° 08.638
59G E 273127 N 5063563
Quick Description: Alabaster hut is part of the Hollyford - Pyke River - Martins Bay walk of Fiordland, New Zealand
Location: South Island, New Zealand
Date Posted: 12/24/2005 11:33:47 PM
Waymark Code: WM57Z
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member StagsRoar
Views: 35

Long Description:

This hut is sited on the southern shore of Lake Alabaster near its outlet, the Pyke River, above it's confluence with the Hollyford River. Used as part of the Pyke River - Martins Bay - Big Bay Circuit ,this hut is visited frequently by Tramper, Fishermen and Hunters. Access is a 6 hour walk from the end of Gunns Camp Road off the Milford Road and is 3 1/2 hours walk from the Hidden Falls Hut over the Little Homer Saddle parallel to the Hollyford River. The river up above it's confluence with the Hollyford is very large and deep and if you happen to be fishing it and should come across any of the Eels that live in these parts then the size of these Eels will absolutely astound you - they are huge! The hike to the hut is relatively easy and very interesting and scenic, so take your camera. The hut has bunks for 26 people - which should tell you a little about the amount of usage it gets and has a Pot Belly stove for heating but you will still need to take your own gas cookers etc. It appearantly is serviced meaning some coal or wood may exist at the hut but if not then don't go tearing strips out of the surrounding forest - use driftwood if you can or have to. Make sure you leave the hut in a tidier, cleaner disposition than when you entered it also. Fishing the lake edge can be productive but I have found the fish to be fairly small - but thats just my take on it. Well worth the hike in - particularly during the off season. home pageFor more information about geocaching in New Zealand,
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Type of shelter: hut

Sleeps How Many: 26

Reservation required: No

Cost: $10-$30

Available Year Round: Yes

Enclosed: Enclosed

Stay overnight: Not listed

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