Minchin Bivvy | Arthurs Pass National Park

Arthurs Pass National Park has either removed or replaced many of these small bivvies, and many would see Minchin Bivvy as verging on end-of-life as well.

Fortunately, it has been recently renovated by Roger Woods, Colin Morris and Liz Weir since these photos were taken. Great effort.

Still, it’s basically a wooden tent. You crawl in on your hands and knees. The door is half-height.

It is, however, located at a strategic point for those venturing from Locke Stream Hut or Casey Hut. The location at the junction of two highish mountain valleys is superb. The hut book makes good reading, going back almost 30 years.

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category . . . bivvy

hut fee . . . free

elevation . . . 935 m

bunks . . . two small sleeping platforms, but no mattresses

built . . . 1958, renovated 2016

heating . . . none

water . . . walk to creek, 80 m

toilet . . . none, bury it away from the bivvy and stream.

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