Geehi Hut

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Geehi Hut
Geehi Hut is located in New South Wales
Geehi Hut
Geehi Hut
Coordinates36°22′39.02″S 148°10′46.71″E / 36.3775056°S 148.1796417°E / -36.3775056; 148.1796417Coordinates: 36°22′39.02″S 148°10′46.71″E / 36.3775056°S 148.1796417°E / -36.3775056; 148.1796417
CountryAustralia
State/territoryNew South Wales
Construction
Built in1952
Built byKen Nankervis and his brother
Built forCattle grazing and fishing
Administration
Maintained bySydney Landrover Club
Sydney Range Rover Club
Accessibility
Accessed byfoot and/or car

Geehi Hut is an alpine hut located in New South Wales, Australia. Geehi Hut is often named Nankervis Hut after Ken Nankervis and his brother built the hut for grazing and fishing in 1952. Originally at the site there were several buildings including a shed, toilet, laundry and the main house. However, in recent years the shed and laundry have been removed.

Geehi hut is constructed from river rocks with at least three rooms. The floor is a mix of concrete and dirt. Construction of this type is fairly unusual for Australian Alpine huts making Geehi hut a popular destination for camping and walking groups.

In 2004, the hut was rebuilt by the Kosciusko Huts Association with assistance from National Parks and Wildlife Service, day-laborers and the Caretakers, the Land Rover Club of New South Wales and the Range Rover Club of Sydney. It was officially re-opened on Sunday 3 October 2004 with members of the Nankervis family present.

The Geehi Hut area provides an excellent base to climb the historic and iconic Hannel's Spur Track up to the summit of Mount Kosciuszko. The trailhead is located about 1.4km SSW of The Alpine Way road at the Geehi Flats Rest area. This challenging route is the overlooked 3rd route to the summit of Australia's highest mountain. (Difficult)

Access[edit]

  • By Car
  • Foot

Camping[edit]

Near the hut there is a large area for camping with plenty of shade next to Geehi River. Toilet and barbecue facilities are at the camp sites.and disabled access walking paths are along the river. There are picnic tables. There is fishing access to the river [1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2 April 2015. Retrieved 2013-07-26.