New Zealand HutsCabins New Zealand
new zealand huts for trampers in new zealand
New Zealand backcountry cabins are an immense asset and can be used by the general population. Because of the incalculable natural conditions of the rain, the cabins offer sufficient protection, the newer ones are doubly glassed and well isolated, most of them have a fireplace or an open fire and mean that hitchhikers are not obliged to wear a marquee, unless you go to favourite cabins during the high seson.
It is said that in New Zealand there are "over 950" back-country huts administered by the DOC, so many that they could not even number. Much of it was constructed in the 50s and 1960s to accommodate in the Hirschfänger Valley before it was realized that the use of a helicopter was much more effective. Nearly always at least one long fall lavatory at each cabin site, farmed cabins can have two or more.
Most cabins have storm sewer pipes in which the waters are gathered from the shelter. There are often internal faucets above the sink in managed huts, in general huts you may have to go out to the faucet. Since it is uncommon for stagnation of waters, many do not go to the trouble of sterilizing the waters, but if you have the feeling that they can be filtrated, cooked or cycled: the process of sterilizing the waters is very simple:
Normally maintained and built cabins have some kind of heat, either a hearth that requires some dexterity to get going, or, less often, an open fire. Wood for the fire is to be delivered in a managed cabin, this is what you pay for to prevent the local leaves from being chopped, but in a regular cabin you will find your own.
It is seldom that cabins do not have a bank with a table top made of high-grade and the newer or old galvanized plates. Some cabins exist in the Alps or on Great Walks, where there are natural gaz cookers, but in general you will need to bring your own cooker and cooktops.