Minchin Bivvy | Arthurs Pass National Park

The National Park has either removed or replaced many of these small bivvies, 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 coming 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, 80m

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

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