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Bedbug infection shuts DOC Great Walk hut on Stewart Island

Bedbug infection shuts DOC Great Walk hut on Stewart Island

TravelUpdated 20 Apr, 2021 07:32 PM3 minutes to read Trampers on one of New Zealand’s ‘Great Walks’ reported bites through February and March. Photo / Getty Images DOC said it will be closing one of its Great Walk huts next month in an attempt to evict a hardy infestation of bedbugs. Stewart Island’s backcountry huts had their busiest season on record, however there were some unwelcome guest who checked in with walkers. Hikers returning from the Rakiura Track, Stewart Island’s Great Walk complained of developing bites and […]

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