|Waimak Falls hut with Waimak Col on the Main Divide in the background.|
The hut is a six bunker and has a chequered history. It was first built by the Canterbury mountaineering Club and then passed over to the Dept of Conservation (from memory in the late 1970s). More recently the CMC regained ownership of the hut and a dedicated team of CMC hut volunteers now look after it along with all the other CMC huts.
My very first rescue as a member of mountain search and rescue in the 1960s was up to this hut when a tramper burned his face and hands after his cooking stove exploded and set alight to the tent he was in, pitched close to the hut.
Finally, one of the best photographs I've ever seen of Waimak Falls hut is in the book 'Our Mountains - Journeys to New Zealand's High Places' by Paul Hersey and Mark Watson. See page 95. It is well worth looking at and will give you an inkling of just how well situated this hut really is.