Evangeline Bivvy

Lake Sumner Conservation Park

A 2 bunk old Forestry Service bivvy up Evangeline Stream behind Lake Sumner. The small but well equipped biv is comfortable and has a fireplace and small bench. A stream runs right beside the bivvy.

This bivvy is obscured by mountain beech trees and could be hard to find if you don't pick up the overgrown track downstream on the TL that leads to the biv. The gps co-ordinates that were on here on checking were well out but they have now been corrected.

Evangeline Bivvy • 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
Use the around Lake Sumner track. From the campsite at the Evangeline Stream mouth head up or beside the stream to the bivvy. There are overgrown tracks in places sparsely marked with blue tape and blue baling twine plus the odd cairn. One section of gorge has a series of small cascades to get past but it is possible so long as the stream is not in flood. One 3m high boulder has a knotted rope slung over it to enable getting up or down. DOC time is advised as 5hrs but half that is generous!
Unlocked
This hut is unlocked and open to access.
Bookings
No bookings — open access
No — open access
Other
Altitude
1,157m
Mobile phone coverage
No coverage
Maps
NZTopo50-BU23
Map
ID 1793

About this hut

Added 25 March 2007 by Hurunui trampersHurunui trampers. 3 revisions, most recently 14 January 2017 by glennjglennj.
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