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Year Built: 1920
Alternate Name(s): Cheyneys
Condition: Good
HMO: Jagungal

Boobee Hut

Located on the eastern base of Far Bald Mountain in the Kosciuszko National Park. Accessed by a 50 minute walk south from Happy Jacks Road.

Brief History

Boobee replaced an original hut built in the 1920's which was burnt in 1964. The present hut was the harness shed built in the 1930s, south of the original hut. It was reputedly built by Bill Byatt, a miner, who also built a dam and races nearby.

Photo of Boobee Hut by Olaf Moon on a bike trip, one of his favourite Photos

Photo of Boobee Hut by Olaf Moon on a bike trip 2001, one of his favourite photos.

Jack Cheyney won the land (his last choice) as a booby prize, and moved from elsewhere in KNP.

The hut was burnt down in 2003 bushfires and rebuilt in 2009.


It is approximately 6.5m by 2.8m in size, with a roof and external walls of corrugated iron. Wooden floor, stone hearth and iron chimney supported by external timber poles.

Internally there was a separate sleeping platform.

It is in excellent condition.

More Information: Boobee Hut Historical Background

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