Casey Hut burns down...A group from the Christchurch Tramping Club discovered the smouldering embers of Casey Hut on Saturday morning. I visited the hut back in 2012 while doing the Andrews-Casey-Binser circuit, it was a lovely old Lockwood style wood building.
|Casey Hut in 2012 when I visited|
Below are a couple of shots from the Tramping New Zealand website of the hut interior in 2014.
|Casey Hut: Interior, dining area|
|Casey Hut: interior one of the bunkrooms|
Here is a photo of the empty hut site from the Radio NZ website:
2017 Update: DOC Canterbury did a assessment and decided that Casey Hut will NOT be replaced. This is likely to happen more often now that DOC are severely strapped for cash. Plans are afoot to move one of the the huts from the Upper Poulter Valley to near the old hut site. It looks like Trust Poulter (8 bunks) will be shifted sometime in 2017-2018 with a refurbishment and possible enlargement. This work is being carried out by a volunteer group with some assistance from DOC Canterbury.