An adventure to the Mount Brown hut had been on my list since I read this Backpacker magazine article last December. The article linked to my new favorite website, www.remotehuts.co.nz, and I spent days dreaming about remote backcountry huts like Mount Brown.
The Stafford Hut was a series of last-minute decisions, a series of surprises. And it was completely different from the alpine huts that have stolen my heart in these last months. All of these add up to earn this little seaside shack a slot in my top five New Zealand huts.
For those wondering about what it’s like in these backcountry hostels that dot New Zealand’s landscape: look no further.