Sudden Valley Bivvy | Arthurs Pass National Park

For your average tramper the journey up Sudden Valley is quite the effort, there’s a gorge to negotiate and then climbing a steep and narrow scree slope. It’s not the place to come if heavy rainfall is about to thump in.

The Sudden Valley Bivvy is small and lacks heating, and for some crazy reason is orientated away from the light, the result being some internal dampness and mould growth. Take care of you don’t asphyxiate yourself with carbon monoxide poisoning, due to lack of ventilation. Still, if you make it up here the setting is just fabulous.

+++++horizontal rule+++++

category . . . bivvy

hut fee . . . free

elevation . . . 955 m

bunks . . . two with mattresses

built . . . 2008

heating . . . none

water . . . walk to Sudden Creek, 80 m

toilet . . . longdrop

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