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Historic Huts

Silver Brumby Hut
Diamantina Hut
Blowhard Hut

High country huts are a big attraction at Mt Hotham, with many hikers planning walks that use the huts as waypoints and rest spots.

  • Spargo's Hut - Spargo's Hut is State heritage listed and is one of the oldest intact structures in the resort. It was built by prospector Bill Spargo and his brother Cecil in 1927-8 for Bill's prospecting and mining activities in the Golden Popint era. Bill later discovered the rich gold-bearing Red Robin Mine on Machinery Spur in 1941. Spargo's Hut is accessible via The Huts Walk.

  • Derrick Hut - Derrick Hut was built as a day shelter for ski tourers by the Wangaratta Ski Club in 1967. This neat little timber hut is a memorial to Charles Derrick, a cross country skier who died in a blizzard in 1965 while attempting to ski from Mt Bogong to Mt Hotham. Derrick Hut is accessible via The Huts Walk.

  • Silver Brumby Hut - The original Silver Brumby Hut was built in 1992 as a temporary film prop for the Australian film “The Silver Brumby”, based on the famous novel by Elyne Mitchell and starring Russell Crowe. The present hut was built in 2006-7 as a replica of the original.

  • Howard’s Hut - Also known as Wire Plain Hut, Howards Hut was built by Billy Howard, a mountain cattleman from Harrietville, in 1962.

  • Blowhard Hut - Located on the Great Alpine Road, this corrugated-iron hut is an evolution of an earlier building, with the original hut destroyed in the 1939 bushfires. The name comes from its exposed location, which is prone to brutal crosswinds.

  • Diamantina Hut - Located by the side of the Great Alpine Road at the trailhead for the popular Razorback Walk. Thought to have been built in 1969, replacing an old Country Roads Board hut that was built in 1923 and burnt down in the 1939 fires. This is the second hut built on this site and boasts an unusual A-Frame construction.

  • Joyce Brockhoff Hut - This hut was erected in 1947-48 for the Australian Women’s Ski Club (AWSC) between Mt Loch and Mount Hotham in memory of Joyce Brockhoff, who was a leading Victorian skier and also a member of the well known family of biscuit manufacturers. It sits within the ski field and has functioned as a popular break spot for hikers over the years.