Huppatz Hut

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 2, 07 9:25pm 
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Spent 2 very pleasant nights in Huppatz Hut, while we walked from 6 km south of Webb Gap to World's end. Huppatz Hut is very cosy, and has its own sense of rough charm.
Huppatz hut has a fireplace, sink, plumbed water, tables with assorted chairs, and 8 bunk beds, plus two singles that can be shifted around and put together as a double. There is a non-stink, outdoor long drop toilet. It is a very well cared for hut, with good frypan, kettle, a well stocked wood supply, and notes in the guest book from people who go out to clean and maintain it. It is not lined, so gets quite cold. Very good sleeping bags required in winter, despite the fire.

Guest book says its ok to stay two nights, but very few people seem to have stayed there over the past few years.

The Heyson Trail guide book 1 shows access via a track from a nearby road. We took our car up, but found the "track" hard to find in the dark. It had a fence/gate across it, and I suspect it is a "rented road", through grain fields. It might pay for some-one to check if it is ok with the Huppatz family to take vehicles in, as we don't want to impinge on their goodwill.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 6, 12 2:39pm 
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We stayed at Huppatz for 2 nights just this weekend gone. Despite the fact that it gets pretty cold at night, it was a fantastic hut to stay in along the Heysen.

We're hiking the Trail in sections and used Huppatz as an end point for a walk from not far out of Marrabel. Tip for those looking to use the hut - you can get a car up there very easily with your gear, just take the time to call Julian or one of the Friends to get hold of the mobile number of Andrew the farmer and make a quick call to check that driving up is ok.

We found Andrew to be very accommodating, and even managed to get a bit of a cruise round in the tractor while he was seeing the adjacent paddock!

Did not encounter any rodents or other intruders, but left some ratsack placed around the hut for future users.... Thanks to Julian for supplying it!
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 6, 12 3:32pm 
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Great that the walk was so successful and you were able to access the hut with the car.
Liaising with the landowner makes it so much easier, I hope you ploughed in a straight line.
Also delighted the rodent numbers were down. Perhaps our baiting earlier in the year helped and thanks for laying more
Julian Monfries
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