ACCESS to hut
Access to the hut is up the Havelock River through either Erewhon Station or Mesopotamia Station, please contact owners for accsess
- Erewhon Station: Colin &Christine Drummond 03 303 9739
- Mesopotamia Station: Malcolm Prouting 03 6963738
Mesopotamia Station, Malcolm Prouting, Ph 03 6963738.
4WD access as far as Agony Island is possible depending on river conditions
Use this portal to make your hut fee payments. Please make payment for one person at a time. The quantity field is for the number of nights stayed.Once your payment has gone through you will receive a conformation email which you can show Hut Wardens that you have made your payment
Please use the online payment system above to pay hut fees. Hut fees can also be paid into the cash box or by direct debit to the CMC bank account 03 1592 0103242 00, putting your name and the hut/lodge name in the payment details
- Free for members and $10 per night for non members.
- NOTE: DOC Hut tickets are not valid for any CMC huts
PEAKS IN THE AREA
- Veil Peak 2028m
- Helmet Peak 2215m
- Trireme Peak 2374m
- Sword Peak 2336m
- Taurou Peak 2321m
- Pyramus Peak 2253m
- McClure Peak 2486m
- Mt D’Archiac 2875m
- Also access to the Garden of Eden and Garden of Allah.
The hut has 9 bunks, two steel bench tops, the old chip heater re-established, area map on wall, fire extinguisher and blanket, mountain radio with selcal, solar lighting, fresh water tank at rear of porch and a new fully inclosed outside toilet. A set of The Canterbury Mountaineer was installed at the hut by Robin Muirson in April 2012.
The St Winifred Hut was first established in 1959 after first demolishing the old Havelock Hut (which had been built in1936 by the Erewhon branch below the Forbes). It was carried up to the new site at the Eric Stream by ex army quad and two legged mules, and in the process it was expanded from six bunks to nine on a great site looking up to the headwaters of the Havelock. In 2004 a large work party descended on St Winifred to upgrade it and add a new covered porch to the entrance.
As a club member if something needs attention or repairing please let Robin know.