(draft) Trip: Mt Brown Hut Download GPX
Distance: 7.4 km (5.5 DOC hours) - Tramping track - Hard terrain
Altitude: 152m to 1121m. Gain: 1003m. Loss: 986m . Gradient: 16 deg (Steep)
Skills: Alpine weather (2/7) - Streams (2/5) Winter - Snow/ice underfoot (2/7)

Mt Brown Hut is a new facility, built as a community volunteer project. Its brilliant and deserves to be at the top of every tamper's 'must do' list. To get there is a straight forward walk up a steep hill, through interesting bush, up past the bush line to a cosy old new hut on a spectacular site.


NZTM2000: 1450261, 5253155 (alt: 152m)

Turn off the road just Sth of the bridge on Geologist Creek. 30 m of gravel track to the carpark.

Created by: Hugh vn on 2014-12-14. Experienced: 2012-06-01

Distance: 3.7 km (3.5 DOC hours) - Tramping track
Altitude: 152m to 1121m. Gain: 973m. Loss: 4m . Gradient: 16 deg (Moderate-hard)
Skills: Alpine weather (2/7) - Streams (2/5) Winter - Snow/ice underfoot (2/7)
GPX info source: Drawn on map

A well marked, well trodden, well maintained tramping track climbs steeply to the bush line and then follows spaced markers around the knob to the hut.

Created by: Hugh vn on 2014-12-14. Experienced: 2012-06-01

NZTM2000: 1453002, 5252141

Basic Hut/bivvy

Created by: Madpom on 2014-07-17
Last updated by: Madpom at 2014-07-17 20:31:07

Distance: 3.7 km (2.0 DOC hours) - Tramping track - Hard terrain
Altitude: 156m to 1108m. Gain: 30m. Loss: 982m . Gradient: 16 deg (Steep)
Skills: Alpine weather (2/7) Winter - Snow/ice underfoot (2/7)
GPX info source: Drawn on map

Watch for where the new track line leaves the old around the 760m contour. Don't try and follow the old route! Do look out for the original Mt Brown hut site around the 920m contour.

Created by: Hugh vn on 2014-12-18. Experienced: 2012-05-05
Last updated by: Hugh vn at 2014-12-18 05:40:07. Experienced: 2011-05-05

NZTM2000: 1451823, 5249744 (alt: 150m)

Most people will be coming down and its obvious enough when you join the valley track. Finding the turn off to go up is a little less obvious. Find the right creek and look for the markers just a little around the creek side of the start of the bluff.

Created by: Hugh vn on 2014-12-18. Experienced: 2012-05-05
Last updated by: Hugh vn at 2014-12-18 05:40:46

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