Photo of the week: Hooker Hut

Department of Conservation —  27/05/2015

The oldest hut in Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park was on the move last week.

DOC made the decision to dismantle and move the historic Hooker Hut to save the structure from slipping in to the Hooker Glacier.

hooker-hut

This will be the hut’s fourth move since being built in 1910, due to Aoraki’s turbulent geography.

The hut will be dismantled and flown to Twizel where it will be stored until a decision is reached on where to relocate it.