Turnbull Bivvy

A tidy two bunk bivvy with an open fire. The bunks have thin closed cell foam mattresses rather than thicker DOC mattresses with fireproof covers that are the norm in most DOC huts.

This bivvy was built by the NZFS in 1962 for use by hunters. It still has its NZFS hut number fixed to the outside of the door.

Turnbull Bivvy Sept 2015 • By glennj. Licence: C.
Key information
Owner
Owner: DOC
Category
Basic Hut/Bivvy
Sleeps
Sleeps 2
2
Facilities
Open fireplace
Water supply
Natural water source
Getting there
Getting there
From the Poulter River. A poled route starts WSW of the bivvy at the mouth of the un-named stream that bisects the bluffs. Note that this is not Turnbull Stream but the next one further north. Fording the Poulter in this general area is ok unless it is in flood from rain or snow melt.
Unlocked
This hut is unlocked and open to access.
Bookings
No bookings — open access
No — open access
Other
Altitude
640m
Mobile phone coverage
No coverage
Maps
NZTopo50-BV21
Map
ID 15819

About this hut

Added 14 September 2015 by glennjglennj. No revisions.
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