Branch Bivvy, Leatham Conservation Area
Beautifully sited, and even has a louvre window to admire the view down the valley, although many will choose to leave the door open as well to reduce the claustrophobic feeling. A bivvy to share with a close friend, and some tall trampers may find their body parts meet with the hut surfaces at times. And scrunch up while horizontal.
Note that if heading to Lees Creek that there is no track through the forest, and if choosing the creek option, once starting the steeper ascent, it is best to bush bash up the true right of the creek as far as the bluffs, before crossing the creek as required. The hut book, going back to 1986, suggests another option.
category . . . basic hut
hut fee . . . free
elevation . . . 1070 m
bunks . . . 2 mattresses in bunk
built . . . January 1966
heating . . . none
water . . . from river 60 m to east. Has bucket
toilet . . . longdrop, newly installed← Lees Creek Hut, Upper Wairau River Top Misery Hut, Leatham Conservation Area →