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Tutuwai Hut damaged

I know a few people who follow this blog visit the Tararuas. If this is you, make a note that Tutuwai Hut is presently damaged thanks to a fallen tree in the recent stormy weather, and officially closed until further notice. If you go that way, you’ll be camping outside in your alternative mobile shelter option.

The current alert from DoC is published as part of the Wairarapa Alerts [1].

I’ve no idea to what extent the damage is. If anyone happens to know (or has any photos they don’t mind sharing), please feel welcome to comment here.

Edit 24-July-2011: Ross Browne has posted a couple of photos [1 [2], 2 [3]] (from a third party) on the Tararua Range Facebook page [4].

Edit 25-August-2011: As Liam noted in a comment below, the hut now appears to be repaired (although the main track in is still as washed out as it’s been for a while).

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#1 Comment By liam On 25 August, 2011 @ 7:30 pm

its just the track up to the hutt that is damaged the hutt itself is in good shape still

#2 Comment By Mike McGavin On 25 August, 2011 @ 8:36 pm

Thanks Liam, I guess that means the tree that was lying on the roof has been removed and the roof repaired. It looks like DoC’s now removed it from their alerts.

#3 Comment By John On 28 November, 2011 @ 2:06 pm

two guys came across to Cone on Sat night 26/11/11 and told us Cone was closed, they couldnt get to it.

#4 Comment By Mike McGavin On 28 November, 2011 @ 2:20 pm

Hi John. That’s info to me. Do you mean you were at Cone (Hut) and they showed up and told you you shouldn’t be there? There’s nothing on DoC’s alerts except a recommendation (8 months old) [12]. Did they indicate how they knew it was closed if they couldn’t reach it?