King Hut - VIC



DEG: -37.08831 146.573425
DMS: 37º 05' 17.92" S 146º 34' 24.33" E
UTM: 55 H 5895246mN 462089mE
Altitude: 805.77m


Place Type

Infrastructure - Hut


163.64kms NorthEast of Melbourne
305.77kms SouthWest of Canberra
646.68kms North of Hobart

Address & Contact

King Basin Rd
VIC 3862
Phone: N/A
Email: N/A
Web: N/A


The first slab hut here was built by Jim Hearn in about 1943, and regularly used by other cattlemen and later by bushwalkers. The replacement was built in the early 1950's as a weatherboard hut.

George and Jack Lovick, his son, held the Buller run from around 1900, and to get to the Cobbler plateau, would travel from Merrijig along the Delatite River, across the Clear Hills and on to the King River Hut.

The hut is about 70m north of the old King River slab hut. On two occasions, cattle have become caught inside the hut, making a clean-up difficult!


The walls are made of weatherboard cladding. The roof is gabled corrugated iron, and the verandah is supported by bush poles. There are two rooms.

Caretakers - None.

In the winter of 2008 King Hut was burnt.
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Closest Weather Station

Mount Buller at 25/05:00pm EST
Distance from King Hut 13.44km SW
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts

Closest Climatic Station

Mount Buller
Distance from King Hut 13.44km SW
Mean Max. °C17.317.
Mean Min. °C8.
Mean Rain mm72.778.679.5103.8131.0147.1163.5150.4149.4142.8127.595.5

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