Rum Currie's Hut

Rum Currie's Hut

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7 Rankers Reviews

7 Face-to-Face

6 Queenstown Township

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The Gibbston Community Association rescued a heritage orchard and stone structures from encroaching vegetation at the bottom of Rafter's Road. This heritage and archaeological site takes its name from Rum Currie, a returned war veteran, who lived in this well-preserved hut around the time of the great depression.

The site was registered for protection with the NZ Historic Places Trust and the association added car parking, picnic areas, interpretive signage and a containment toilet.

You can access this track from the Kawarau Suspension Bridge car park or the Peregrine Wines car park.

Details

Feature Value Info

Location

South IslandQueenstown RegionQueenstown Township

Categories

  • Walking
  • Free

Reviews

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Barbara

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

A campsite down by the river and it was for free. Toilet smelled. You could make a fire there and eat free fruit from the trees. It was pretty crowded with young people but fine and for free!

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in December 2014

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Hubert

France

Ranking: 10/10

A lot of space (grass) for the tent, near the beautiful river, a lot of space to make a fire, and a shelter - a lot of fruit trees (cherry).

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in November 2014

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Tobias

Norway

Ranking: 9/10

Nice campsite, close to a river with toilets. Free.

Reviewed over 5 years ago

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Sofie Jebsen

Norway

Ranking: 10/10

Great views, free and with a toilet.

Reviewed over 5 years ago

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Dennis Philippi

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Beautiful and scenic.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Jana Rutkowski

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Amazing! Beautiful at a river, toilet, a hut to make a fire, big place with picnic tables - not crowded.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Pavel Jarolimek

Czech Republic

Ranking: 10/10

Quiet site (unpaid), 1km from the road, next to the pure river. It is actually between fruit trees, toilets, fireplaces, tables provided.

Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Thanks to all the good people working for the NZ Department of Conservation - for all your hard work - making NZ more beautiful, accessable and healthy! Cheers 😍

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Nick Morrison

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