KOSCIUSZKO HUTS

Kosciuszko National Park contains many huts that were built by stockmen, miners, fishermen, skiers, the Snowy Mountains Authority and others. The huts provide interesting destinations for bushwalking or ski trips, as well as refuge in bad weather. Their various designs, materials, construction methods and locations are a source of interest. Many of the mountain huts have disappeared over time but the ones that remain are preserved and maintained by the Kosciusko Huts Association and other volunteer organisations. I have visited some of the huts in the mountains on skiing and walking trips and some of my photographs of the huts (listed in alphabetical order) can be viewed by clicking on the links below. Also included are a few huts in Namadgi National Park in the ACT:


[Adams Hut] - a tin hut located on private property just outside the National Park near Bald Hill.

[Bill Jones Hut] - a tin hut located on the edge of Coolamine Plain, with great views towards the Brindabellas. Built for grazing in the 1950's.

[Boltons Hut] - a small hut located near the Finn River below Disappointment Spur. Originally built in 1941 for grazing and rebuilt in the late 70's. Destroyed by fire in Jan 03. Photo courtesy of Bob Sims.

[Botherum Plain Hut] - an extremely small hut located near the Gungarlin River. Built in 1962 for grazing.

[Bradleys Hut] - located next to the Tooma-Cabramurra road. Built in 1952 for grazing before the road was built.

[Brayshaws Hut] - a small hut used for grazing and situated on Nungar Plain. Built in the 1950's..

[Broken Dam Hut] - located near Tabletop Mountain, but moved here from another site on runners. Built in 1910.

[Broken Dam Hut] - another photo of the hut. Sadly this hut was burnt down in Nov 98.

[Broken Dam Hut Toilet] - in a good snow year (1995).

[Broken Dam Hut Ruin] - the remains of the hut in 2000.

[New Broken Dam Hut] - the rebuilt Broken Dam Hut in Jul 08.

[Bullocks Hut] - built in 1934 as a fishing lodge. Situated next to the Thredbo River near the Skitube.

[Burrungebuggee Hut] - built in 1989/90 by KHA and NPWS to replace Constances Hut, which burnt down. Destroyed by fire in Jan 03.

[Campbells Homestead] - part of the Coolamine Homestead complex. This house was built in 1892. Recently restored.

[Cascades Hut] - situated in a valley below Dead Horse Gap and Bob's Ridge. Built in 1935 for grazing. Originally had a bark roof.

[Cesjacks Hut] - built in 1942 for grazing. Has a great view of nearby Mt Jagungal and is surrounded by many old snowgums.

[Cheese House] - a small log building located at Coolamine Homestead. Built as a food store in 1889. Recently restored.

[Circuits Hut] - built in 1937 for grazing. Located on the edge of Gulf Plain near the Tantangara Dam wall.

[Cooinbil Hut] - located on the edge of Long Plain. Built for grazing in 1905. Partly demolished by a falling tree in 1987, but recently restored.

[Coolamine Homestead] - located on Coolamine Plain near Blue Waterholes. The complex underwent major restoration work in the 1980's.

[Cootapatamba Hut] - a former SMA survey hut built in the 1950's. Located just south of Mt Kosciuszko. Very compact.

[Currango Homestead] - "The Pines" - a cottage at Currango, a homestead complex near Tantangara reservoir and Currango plain.

[Daveys Hut] - an old hut overlooking the Gungarlin River. Built in 1908/09.

[Delaneys Hut] - just off the Snowy Mountains Highway near Kiandra. Built in 1910's for grazing. Destroyed by fire in Jan 03.

[Dershkos Hut] - a former survey hut built by the SMA in the 1950's. Located close to Mt Jagungal.

[Disappointment Spur Hut] - a former SMA survey and aqueduct maintenance shelter hut built in the 1950's.

[Fifteen Mile Spur Hut] - two huts built by the SMA in the 1950's and 1980's for powerline maintenance. Near Round Mountain.

[Four Mile Hut] - built in 1937 for gold mining. A popular hut to visit near Kiandra.

[Gavells Hut] - built in 1931 for grazing. Located on the edge of Nungar Plain.

[Geehi Hut] - constructed from river stones and concrete, situated on a clearing next to the Swampy Plains River. Built in 1952. Damaged by fire in Jan 03.

[Gooandra Homestead] - situated above Tantangara Plain, north of Kiandra. Built for grazing in 1913.

[Grey Mare Hut] - built in 1934 for mining. Mining equipment and relics scattered behind the hut. Great views from the hut.

[Hainsworth Hut] - built in the 1950's for grazing. Located on the edge of Long Plain.

[Horse Camp Hut] - a tin hut situated in the valley above Munyang. Built in the 1950's by the SMA.

[Illawong Lodge] - built in 1926 by NSW Govt Tourist Bureau for ski touring. Located next to the Snowy River below Mt Twynam.

[Keebles Hut] - built in the 1940's as a fishing lodge near the Swampy Plains River at Geehi Flats.

[Kellys Hut] - built in the 1900's for grazing. Located on private property near the Gungarlin River.

[Kidmans Hut] - a small hut built in the 1932 for grazing. Located below the Brassy Mountains.

[Long Plain Hut] - built in 1916 for grazing. Located on the edge of Long Plain. Now a popular camping site.

[Lovenest in the Sallies] - built in the late 1940's for grazing. Located near the Murrumbidgee River below Tantangara Dam..

[Mackeys Hut] - built in 1945 for grazing. Located near Tibeaudo Creek southwest of Happy Jacks Plain..

[Mawsons Hut] - built in 1930 for grazing. Located at the northern end of The Kerries near Mt Jagungal..

[Millers Hut] - built in 1943 for grazing using materials from a nearby ruin. Located on Long Plain. Now a popular camping site.

[O'Keefes Hut] - built in 1934 for grazing. Located below the northern slopes of Mt Jagungal. Destroyed by fire in Jan 03.

[Oldfields Hut] - a picturesque hut on the Murray Gap fire trail below Mt Bimberi. Built in 1925 for grazing.

[Old Currango] - the oldest building in KNP (1870's), located near Tantangara reservoir.

[Old Geehi Hut] - built in 1945. Constructed from river stones and concrete. Near Geehi Flats. Destroyed by fire and fallen tree in Jan 03.

[Opera House Hut] - a small SMA hut located at the base of The Sentinel in Lady Northcote Canyon. Destroyed by fire in Jan 03 but currently being rebuilt.

[Orange Hut] - a small survey shelter hut built in the 1950s by the SMA. Destroyed by fire in Jan 03.

[Patons Hut] - a tin hut built in the 1930's for grazing and used during construction of the Tooma Dam. Destroyed by fire in Jan 03.

[Pedens Hut] - a tin hut built in 1929-30 for grazing. Located below Tantangara Dam near the Murrumbidgee River.

[Pockets Hut] - located on the plains near Blue Waterholes. Built for grazing in the 1920's. Has a huge chimney.

[Pretty Plain Hut] - a log hut, the largest and coldest in the mountains. Built in 1935 for grazing. Destroyed by fire in Jan 03.

[Round Mountain Hut] - built in 1930's for grazing. Located close to Round Mountain and the trail down to the Tumut River.

[Schlink Hilton] - a large hut popular with ski tourers heading to Mt Jagungal. Built by the SMA in 1960. Don't drink the water nearby!

[Schofields Hut] - a tin hut built in the late 1940's for grazing. Located on the edge of Nungar Plain.

[Seaman's Hut] - built in 1929 by NSW Govt Tourist Bureau as a survival shelter. Located below Etheridge Ridge.

[Tantangara Mountain Hut] - located on Tantangara Mountain near Kiandra. Built for skiing and summer holidays.

[Teddys Hut] - had good air-conditioning. Near the headwaters of the Thredbo River and Mt Leo. Built for grazing and brumby running.

[Teddys Hut] - Teddys Hut was restored in early 2007, and is now fully enclosed with a great chimney.

[Tin Hut] - built in 1926 for the first Kiandra to Kosciusko ski crossing. Located east of Mt Gungartan.

[Valentine Hut] - built by the SMA in the 1950s for surveying. Located above the Geehi River south of Mt Jagungal.

[Wheelers Hut] - a wooden slab hut located near the Toolong Diggings. Built in the early 1900's. Has a good view of Mt Jagungal.

[Whites River Hut] - located near Schlink Pass. Built in 1935 for grazing and skiing.

[Witses Hut] - located on Blanket Plain near Kiandra. Built in 1952 using materials from nearby 1880's homestead.

[Vickerys Hut] - a small log cabin hut located in a clearing near Jounama Creek north of Yarrangobilly.


NAMADGI HUTS

[Brandy Flat Hut] - located in Namadgi NP. Built as a shelter for walkers by the ACT Parks & Conservation Service.

[Brayshaws Hut] - located in the southern ACT near the NSW border. Built in 1903 for grazing.

[Cotter Hut] - located below Mt Bimberi in Namadgi NP. Built in the 1960's. Older buildings also nearby.

[Demandering Hut] - located in the southern ACT. Built for grazing in the 1940's. Has a cute chimney.

[Franks Hut] - located in the Boboyan Forest in the southern ACT. Built for grazing in the 1950's. Very suburban looking.

[Horse Gully Hut] - located in the southern ACT. Built in the 1940's for grazing.

[Hospital Creek Hut] - built in 1966 for grazing, using second hand materials. Located in Namadgi NP.

[Mt Franklin Chalet] - a former ski lodge located in the Brindabellas. Built for the Canberra Alpine Club in 1938. Destroyed by fire in Jan 03.

[Orroral Homestead] - the oldest building in Namadgi NP (1860's). Located in Orroral Valley.

[Pryors Hut] - situated just below Mt Gingera in the Brindabellas. Built in 1952 for Alpine Botanic Gardens workers.

[Rowleys Rendevous Creek Hut] - built in 1950 for grazing. Destroyed by fire in 2003.

[Slalom Hut] - located at the bottom of a ski run on Mt Franklin in the ACT. Built as a lunch shelter for skiers in the late 1950's. Destroyed by fire in Jan 03.


Related Links: [Kosciusko Huts Association] [Victorian High Country Huts Association] [Huts Code] [Australian Huts Gallery]

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