Crombie Biv

A three bunk biodiversity hut located in a tiny clearing on the west bank of Crombie Stream in the Waitutu district of Fiordland. The hut was installed for workers running the intensive trapping regime in the area, but is open and available for public use the rest of the year (typically occupied by staff 4 weeks a year).

Marked traplines run north and south from the hut, connecting to the base of spurs to hightpoints 210 (north) and 238 (south). These ridgelines give access to the Teal Bay - Poteriteri track to the north and the Wairaurahiri swingbridge of the South Coast Track to the south.

This is an amazing spot for birdlife, owing to the intensive predator control and the now-rare lowland temperate rainforest habitat. Kaka especially are abundant and mohua also present.

An older derelict ironclad structure sits behind the new hut, and disused deer-pens nearby indicate that venison live-capture may have been to original use.

Crombie Biv • By madpom. Licence: cc by.
Key information
Owner
Owner: DOC
Category
Basic Hut/Bivvy
Sleeps
Sleeps 3
3
Facilities
Toilet
Water supply
Natural water source
Creek 20m from hut
Getting there
Getting there
From South Coast Track via west bank of Wairaurahiri, pt198-pt238 and traplines.

From Teal Bay - Poteriteri track via pt459-pt210 and traplines.

Unlocked
This hut is unlocked and open to access.
Bookings
No bookings — open access
No — open access

Staff hut so DOC workers have priority use (typically 4 weeks per year)

Other
Mobile phone coverage
No coverage
Maps
NZTopo50-CF06
Map
ID 16930

About this hut

Added 30 August 2019 by madpommadpom. 4 revisions, most recently 2 September 2019 by madpommadpom.
15 views in the past year (8 per month).
Check-ins
madpom visited this hut 20 August 201920 August