Rum Currie's Hut

Rum Currie's Hut


7 Rankers Reviews

7 Face-to-Face

5 Queenstown Township

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The Gibbston Community Association rescued a heritage orchard and stone structures from encroaching vegetation at the bottom of Rafter's Road. This heritage and archaeological site takes its name from Rum Currie, a returned war veteran, who lived in this well-preserved hut around the time of the great depression.

The site was registered for protection with the NZ Historic Places Trust and the association added car parking, picnic areas, interpretive signage and a containment toilet.

You can access this track from the Kawarau Suspension Bridge car park or the Peregrine Wines car park.


Feature Value Info


South IslandQueenstown RegionQueenstown Township


  • Walking
  • Free


Barbara's avatar



Ranking: 8/10

A campsite down by the river and it was for free. Toilet smelled. You could make a fire there and eat free fruit from the trees. It was pretty crowded with young people but fine and for free!

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in December 2014

Hubert's avatar



Ranking: 10/10

A lot of space (grass) for the tent, near the beautiful river, a lot of space to make a fire, and a shelter - a lot of fruit trees (cherry).

Reviewed almost 6 years ago and experienced in November 2014

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Tobias's avatar



Ranking: 9/10

Nice campsite, close to a river with toilets. Free.

Reviewed almost 6 years ago

Sofie Jebsen's avatar

Sofie Jebsen


Ranking: 10/10

Great views, free and with a toilet.

Reviewed almost 6 years ago

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Dennis Philippi


Ranking: 10/10

Beautiful and scenic.

Reviewed almost 6 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Jana Rutkowski


Ranking: 10/10

Amazing! Beautiful at a river, toilet, a hut to make a fire, big place with picnic tables - not crowded.

Reviewed almost 6 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Pavel Jarolimek

Czech Republic

Ranking: 10/10

Quiet site (unpaid), 1km from the road, next to the pure river. It is actually between fruit trees, toilets, fireplaces, tables provided.

Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Nick Morrison

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