Sylvester Hut, Kahurangi National Park, New Zealand

SYLVESTER HUT - Kahurangi National Park
Moderately easy 4 to 5 hours 10 km return climb to beautifully-situated hut. Access road to Cobb Valley is not suitable for campervans.
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Sylvester Hut, Kahurangi National Park, New Zealand

SYLVESTER HUT - Kahurangi National Park
The track to Sylvester Hut begins here at the carpark, 500 metres up a rough vehicle track, near the north end of the Cobb Reservoir.

Sylvester Hut, Kahurangi National Park, New Zealand

SYLVESTER HUT - Kahurangi National Park
The track follows the northwestern shoreline of the Cobb Reservoir.

Sylvester Hut, Kahurangi National Park, New Zealand

SYLVESTER HUT - Kahurangi National Park

Sylvester Hut, Kahurangi National Park, New Zealand

SYLVESTER HUT - Kahurangi National Park

Sylvester Hut, Kahurangi National Park, New Zealand

SYLVESTER HUT - Kahurangi National Park

Sylvester Hut, Kahurangi National Park, New Zealand

SYLVESTER HUT - Kahurangi National Park

Sylvester Hut, Kahurangi National Park, New Zealand

SYLVESTER HUT - Kahurangi National Park

Sylvester Hut, Kahurangi National Park, New Zealand

SYLVESTER HUT - Kahurangi National Park
Now the track begins to climb. Get used to it...

Sylvester Hut, Kahurangi National Park, New Zealand

SYLVESTER HUT - Kahurangi National Park
Now we enter the forest.

Sylvester Hut, Kahurangi National Park, New Zealand

SYLVESTER HUT - Kahurangi National Park
Just to the right of the track is this nice mossy scene.

Sylvester Hut, Kahurangi National Park, New Zealand

SYLVESTER HUT - Kahurangi National Park

Sylvester Hut, Kahurangi National Park, New Zealand

SYLVESTER HUT - Kahurangi National Park

Sylvester Hut, Kahurangi National Park, New Zealand

SYLVESTER HUT - Kahurangi National Park

Sylvester Hut, Kahurangi National Park, New Zealand

SYLVESTER HUT - Kahurangi National Park
Yep... There's a lot of climbing involved.

Sylvester Hut, Kahurangi National Park, New Zealand

SYLVESTER HUT - Kahurangi National Park

Sylvester Hut, Kahurangi National Park, New Zealand

SYLVESTER HUT - Kahurangi National Park

Sylvester Hut, Kahurangi National Park, New Zealand

SYLVESTER HUT - Kahurangi National Park

Sylvester Hut, Kahurangi National Park, New Zealand

SYLVESTER HUT - Kahurangi National Park

Sylvester Hut, Kahurangi National Park, New Zealand

SYLVESTER HUT - Kahurangi National Park

Sylvester Hut, Kahurangi National Park, New Zealand

SYLVESTER HUT - Kahurangi National Park
The trees are getting more stunted. We're getting near the tops.

Sylvester Hut, Kahurangi National Park, New Zealand

SYLVESTER HUT - Kahurangi National Park
Still plenty of climbing to do...

Sylvester Hut, Kahurangi National Park, New Zealand

SYLVESTER HUT - Kahurangi National Park

Sylvester Hut, Kahurangi National Park, New Zealand

SYLVESTER HUT - Kahurangi National Park
Tussocks... We're getting close now.

Sylvester Hut, Kahurangi National Park, New Zealand

SYLVESTER HUT - Kahurangi National Park

Sylvester Hut, Kahurangi National Park, New Zealand

SYLVESTER HUT - Kahurangi National Park
Now we're in a magical fairyland. Beautiful and fascinating alpine meadows beckon on either side of the track.

Sylvester Hut, Kahurangi National Park, New Zealand

SYLVESTER HUT - Kahurangi National Park

Sylvester Hut, Kahurangi National Park, New Zealand

SYLVESTER HUT - Kahurangi National Park
There's the hut - at the left hand end of that light brown ridgeline. And the other good news is the track's going downhill.

Sylvester Hut, Kahurangi National Park, New Zealand

SYLVESTER HUT - Kahurangi National Park

Sylvester Hut, Kahurangi National Park, New Zealand

SYLVESTER HUT - Kahurangi National Park

Sylvester Hut, Kahurangi National Park, New Zealand

SYLVESTER HUT - Kahurangi National Park
One last steep hill...

Sylvester Hut, Kahurangi National Park, New Zealand

SYLVESTER HUT - Kahurangi National Park
This side track leads to the hut.

Sylvester Hut, Kahurangi National Park, New Zealand

SYLVESTER HUT - Kahurangi National Park
Sylvester Hut - 12 platform bunks, woodburner to heat hut. This is a serviced hut.

Sylvester Hut, Kahurangi National Park, New Zealand

SYLVESTER HUT - Kahurangi National Park

Sylvester Hut, Kahurangi National Park, New Zealand

SYLVESTER HUT - Kahurangi National Park

Sylvester Hut, Kahurangi National Park, New Zealand

SYLVESTER HUT - Kahurangi National Park

Sylvester Hut, Kahurangi National Park, New Zealand

SYLVESTER HUT - Kahurangi National Park

Sylvester Hut, Kahurangi National Park, New Zealand

SYLVESTER HUT - Kahurangi National Park

Sylvester Hut, Kahurangi National Park, New Zealand

SYLVESTER HUT - Kahurangi National Park

Sylvester Hut, Kahurangi National Park, New Zealand

SYLVESTER HUT - Kahurangi National Park

Sylvester Hut, Kahurangi National Park, New Zealand

SYLVESTER HUT - Kahurangi National Park

Sylvester Hut, Kahurangi National Park, New Zealand

SYLVESTER HUT - Kahurangi National Park

Sylvester Hut, Kahurangi National Park, New Zealand

SYLVESTER HUT - Kahurangi National Park
Now we'll head back.

Sylvester Hut, Kahurangi National Park, New Zealand

SYLVESTER HUT - Kahurangi National Park
The track stretches way into the distance.

Sylvester Hut, Kahurangi National Park, New Zealand

SYLVESTER HUT - Kahurangi National Park

Sylvester Hut, Kahurangi National Park, New Zealand

SYLVESTER HUT - Kahurangi National Park

Sylvester Hut, Kahurangi National Park, New Zealand

SYLVESTER HUT - Kahurangi National Park

Sylvester Hut, Kahurangi National Park, New Zealand

SYLVESTER HUT - Kahurangi National Park

Sylvester Hut, Kahurangi National Park, New Zealand

SYLVESTER HUT - Kahurangi National Park
Those orange markers come in handy when it snows up here.

Sylvester Hut, Kahurangi National Park, New Zealand

SYLVESTER HUT - Kahurangi National Park
Zig-zagging back down through the forest. The zig-zag corners seem much closer together going downhill...

Sylvester Hut, Kahurangi National Park, New Zealand

SYLVESTER HUT - Kahurangi National Park

Sylvester Hut, Kahurangi National Park, New Zealand

SYLVESTER HUT - Kahurangi National Park

Sylvester Hut, Kahurangi National Park, New Zealand

SYLVESTER HUT - Kahurangi National Park
The forest ends and we go back out into the sunshine.

Sylvester Hut, Kahurangi National Park, New Zealand

SYLVESTER HUT - Kahurangi National Park

Sylvester Hut, Kahurangi National Park, New Zealand

SYLVESTER HUT - Kahurangi National Park

Sylvester Hut, Kahurangi National Park, New Zealand

SYLVESTER HUT - Kahurangi National Park

Sylvester Hut, Kahurangi National Park, New Zealand

SYLVESTER HUT - Kahurangi National Park

Sylvester Hut, Kahurangi National Park, New Zealand

SYLVESTER HUT - Kahurangi National Park
And here we are back at the carpark.