Borland Bivvy, Fiordland National Park
Borland Bivvy is located in a strange place for accommodation, ie, directly beneath 220,000 V power lines from the Manapouri generators. Maybe the radiation keeps you warm in the uninsulated shelter.
It’s a Meccano-built, bolted steel frame, and suffers from no easily accessible water for those who choose to stay.
However, the two mattresses are sufficiently comfortable. In surprisingly good nick considering it is accessible by vehicle.
category . . . basic hut
hut fee . . . free
elevation . . . 755 m
bunks . . . 2
built . . . around 1964, re-located and renovated 2006
heating . . . none
water . . . Best 300 m up the road to the bridge, flowing stream
toilet . . . longdrop← Monowai Hut, Fiordland National Park Little Hellfire Hunters Hut, Rakiura National Park →