Once known as No. 4 Hut, this hut was build in 1939 as a tourist hut for the Harper Pass Track. The hut has been recently renovated, but retains its historic character. Wood-panelled walls, a large stone fireplace with plenty of room to dry wet clothes (handy). 2 bedrooms separate to the kitchen - room for the 20-or-so parties who pass this way each year!
No. 3 Hut: 20km (6-10 hrs). Valley floor / pack-track via Harper Biv (10km), Camerons Hut (16km)
Kiwi Hut: 8km (2-4 hrs). Valley floor route with 5 crossings of Taramakau. Keeping true left is possible, some scrambling. Hut on opposite side of river to track. Crossing difficult after rain
SH73: 18km (5-9hs), Otira: 29km. Valley floor route, tough unbridged river crossings of Taramakau & Otehake Rivers. Bridge over Otira River 5km above confluence. Otira 6km beyond bridge
|Facilities||Toilet, Open fireplace|