Blue Duck Bivvy

A derelict B-49 NZ Forest Service hunters bivvy that was built in the late 1950's and is still on site. The window and door are off it and it has caved in somewhat from weight of snow. In an emergency it could still provide useful shelter for one person on the right hand side which has remained dry.

There is also a dry rock in the vicinity that used to by used by Internal Affairs & NZFS hunters prior to the construction of the bivvy.

The setting of this bivvy up in a tussock and rock basin is quite attractive.

Blue Duck Bivvy Setting Feb 2016 • By glennj. Licence: C.

Key information
Owner
Owner: DOC
Category
Basic Hut/Bivvy
Sleeps
Sleeps 0
0
Facilities
None
Water supply
Natural water source
Getting there
Getting there
It is a 40 minute walk eastward down off Point 1618m on the Toaroha Range to reach this bivvy. It takes 1¾ - 2hrs to reach from Pinnacle Bivvy and little longer from Adventure Ridge Bivvy or Top Kokatahi Hut. Historically there was also access up from the Kokatahi River via Blue Duck Creek then a track to the tussock but the old track is overgrown.
Unlocked
This hut is unlocked and open to access.
Bookings
No bookings — open access
No — open access
Other
Altitude
1,275m
Mobile phone coverage
No coverage
Maps
NZTopo50-BV19
Map
ID 15990

About this hut

Added 8 February 2016 by glennjglennj. No revisions.
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