Pickerings Hut - VIC

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DEG: -37.18586 146.36103
DMS: 37º 11' 9.09" S 146º 21' 39.68" E
UTM: 55 H 5884318mN 443285mE
Altitude: 525.65m


Place Type

Infrastructure - Hut


141.89kms NorthEast of Melbourne - Driving 246 km (4 hours 2 mins)
327.19kms SouthWest of Canberra - Driving 552 km (6 hours 44 mins)
638kms North of Hobart - Driving 981 km (1 day 4 hours)

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Howqua Hills VIC 3723
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The log cabin was built in the late 1950s by local mechanic, Norm Pickering, who designed it to slot together without the use of a single nail. There are gaps in the walls that you can put your hand through and, under a corrugated iron cover, the brick chimney is falling apart. The hut is lit by gas lanterns and what little electricity there is comes from a 12-volt car battery. Hot water for the single outside shower is warmed in pipes that run over the open fire. In winter the hut gets so cold it is uninhabitable. Yet to the families who holiday there every year Pickering's Hut is a cherished possession, and they guard it fiercely. Norm Pickering, who is now in his 80s, has moved to Queensland, leaving the hut in the hands of the Lovicks, one of a handful of families who use it on a time-share basis.

Private - no access to tourists. Although you are welcome to camp in the nearby Pickerings Flat campground.
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Closest Weather Station

Mount Buller at 04/10:00pm EDT
Distance from Pickerings Hut 8.29km NE
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts

Closest Climatic Station

Mount Buller
Distance from Pickerings Hut 8.29km NE
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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