Story: Walking tracks

Clinton Hut (3rd of 3)

Clinton Hut

By 1895, with the track cut and huts built, parties such as this one were regularly walking the Milford Track. These tourists are leaving the Clinton Hut, which was then the start of the track. A man at the door is holding a box for carrier pigeons, used to communicate with Te Anau village.

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Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Reference: C.017344
Photograph by Burton Brothers

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Jock Phillips, 'Walking tracks - Walking for recreation', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 4 December 2021)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 24 Sep 2007, updated 1 Apr 2016