Sayers Hut


Sleeps

6 with mattresses and stove


Cost

1 hut ticket (hut category standard)


Description

For those who like a more quiet existence then the hotel that is Totara Flats and who don't find getting their feet wet for some time away from the maddening crowds, Sayers Hut is virtually an oasis of peace. She's a rustic hunters hut best known for its many signs indicating where the jet boats are and you can place your vote. The only hut in the Tararuas that uses hammocks you can often get some trout or venison along with some great stories if your lucky enough to share the hut with some hunters.


Getting There

Sayers can be accessed from Totara Flats over the river via Walls Whare or Holdsworth roadends.


Links

Department of Conservation, NZ Tramper, Waiarapa Times-Age


Sayers Hut
Sayers Hut


Sayers in the 50s
Sayer Hut in the 50s. Many thanks to Keith for the photo.


Stokes Valley - Taita
Towards the top of the Stokes Valley - Taita track




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3 COMMENTS POSTED about Sayers Hut



Keith Torckler: (posted 2012-07-17 19:36:05)
Great to see the old hut has survived. Spent many happy hours there ( with Vic Sayers at times) in the mid to late 1950's. Actually looks in much better condition now than when we used it as a base for our deer stalking trips. We would go in for ten days twice yearly, April and October. April for the roar and October when the grass was long on the flats and the deer would come down to feed on it. Last trip was in the early 1960's but stayed in the larger hut on the other side of the river as we had a group of Police cadets in there for search and rescue training but that is another story altogether.


ross sayer: (posted 2013-01-21 13:17:26)
Glad that people have seen and used sayer hutt unfortunately I am a distant relative my Great Great Grandparents were Jemima Oxenham and Richard Burgess Sayer. I have never seen the hutt myself but have heard about it on the internet.


ross sayer: (posted 2013-01-21 12:41:03)
Glad that people have seen and used sayer hutt unfortunately I am a distant relative my Great Great Grandparents were Jemima Oxenham and Richard Burgess Sayer. I have never seen the hutt myself but have heard about it on the internet.Love to have conatct with sayer family - rossleonard.rs.sayer6@gmail.com


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