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Hut and Track News - July 2012

posted Jul 9, 2012, 10:14 PM by Robert Wopereis   [ updated Jul 22, 2012, 9:18 PM ]
The new Perry Saddle Hut was officially opened Wednesday 27th June 2012.The new hut cost $500,000 and has 28 bunks in three bunkrooms. The hut has a fire, a kitchen with three gas hobs and two sinks, and the living area has three big tables.
Trampers will appreciate the warmth, space, light and views.
The new Heaphy Hut construction has commenced and is due for completion in October or November 2012.
DOC is considering building a new Mt Arthur Hut which could be situated 20 metres further up the ridge from the present hut. DOC is asking for the tramping club's views about the buiding of a new hut.
Hacket Hut has been badly vandalised by tagging during June. The tagging is on the outside of the hut as well as on the inside walls, ceiling, bunks and some mattresses. Police are investigating.