Sandy Creek Hut
Located in the Southern Byadbo wilderness. To reach the hut, cross the Snowy River about 8 km south of the Pinch River bridge, and head up the very steep Sandy Creek Firetrail. At a saddle after the first major hill, a clear track leads off to the right down about 1 km to the hut.
The hut survived the 2003 bushfires, with the yards partially damaged. The bush around was lightly burnt.
Sandy Creek was built in the 1950's by the Walker family for brumby running. NPWS have left the hut standing, given that fewer than 20 brumbies are taken out of this area each year, less than is needed to keep the numbers under control.
The hut sees little use, and in the drought of 2002, no water was available in the nearby creek. It was also dry in February 2009. The hut features an extensive outside kitchen area and three working refrigerators inside. Wire fence and log yards stand nearby. The hut now needs a new water tank to be useful.
2.8 by 3m it is all corrugated iron over wooden poles, with a flat roof. There are windows with shutters and an external cook-out, built from old cable drums..
- KNP POM is L.109.
- Craig Doubleday - pers comm Oct 2006.
Page updated October 2019