Black Jack Hut

Accommodation Option on the Heysen Trail

The new Black Jack Hut, June 2019
The new Black Jack Hut, June 2019
The new hut under construction
The new hut under construction
Accommodation
Campsite,
Hut,
Shelter (medium)
Mapsheet
4A
Guidebook
Southern Guidebook, chapter 6, map 3
Coordinates
Grid ref: 178 890
Longitude: 139.040924
Latitude: -33.522121
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Bookings
No
Fees
None
Facilities
Hut with kitchen bench & sink, bunks for 6 people, table and chairs. The site also has a multi-purpose walker's platform.

The nearby campsite (200 metres west) has a rainwater tank and toilet. The old shelter remains in place at that location.
History
The new hut was donated by the Friends of the Urrbrae Wetland in 2018.
FoHT Trail Development volunteers under took an extensive renovation and fit-out project at the Friend's Shed at Cobbler Creek to convert it into a walker's hut. The hut was relocated to Black Jack in June 2019.
Notes
A new hut was installed in June 2019 and is available for immediate use. The access door does not have a combination padlock.

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7 thoughts on “Black Jack Hut

  1. 10/7/19. didnt use the hut for water but looks amazing. Used the tanks at the older shelter and tank was full and clean water.

  2. 2 August 2019. The tank at Black Jack’s is at approximately 45% capacity. Water quality appears to be good on taste and smell. Used it to make a cuppa.

  3. I actually camped a couple of Kms before I reached this camp as it was getting dark. Had breakfast here the next day on 28/9/15. Tank had plenty of water. The trail between carooma creek CS and here is delightful. Footpads through open forest, a decent creek to cross, minimal tracks. Bonza.

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