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.
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.← Lagoon Saddle A-frame Hut | Craigieburn Forest Park Poulter Hut | Arthurs Pass National Park →