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Rocks Hut via Dun Mountain, Mt Richmond Forest Park

Dun Mountain. Photo: Ray Salisbury
Area
Mt Richmond Forest Park
Distance
17.6km
Time
5-7hr
Accom.
Rocks Hut ($5, 16 bunks)
Access
From the end of Brook St. Walk up the link track to Coleman's Spur, signposted directly beyond The Brook/Waimarina Sanctuary building and car park. Alternatively, a quicker route is from the Maimai Dam, directly up to Dun Saddle
Map
BQ26
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This route to Rocks Hut also takes in a diversion to Dun Mountain (1129m), one of the highest hills in the Bryant Range. Take the Dun Mountain Walkway to Third House Shelter and onwards on the relatively easy-gradient track to Coppermine Saddle and then Dun Saddle. The short climb to Dun Mountain will take 30min and is worth the effort. The 20-bunk Rocks Hut is a further 70min away.