New Zealand

Tramper

Smith Creek Shelter

A small concrete block shelter on Smith Creek at the end of the descent from Puffer Saddle for those crossing from Kaitoke. The shelter lies on the track from Kaitoke to Tutawai Hut.

DOC state 'The shelter is not suitable for overnight stays' and they're right. It's not suitable for lunch either.

Access

Kaitoke roadend: 6km, 2-3 hours, track via 500m saddle

Tutuwai Hut: 8km, 2-3 hours, good track

A track also climbs from the shelter to the old Dobson Shelter site on the Marchant Ridge track to Alpha Hut.

Map
Category Shelter
Owner DOC
Bookings Not available
Sleeps
Facilities None
Water supply No water
Altitude 200m
Maps
NZTopo50-BP33
ID 3965

About this hut

Added 13 May 200913 May 2009 by madpommadpom. 1 revision 13 May 200913 May 2009 by madpommadpom.
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