Lake Man Bivouac

Lake Sumner Conservation Park

Lake Man Bivouac (2 bunk, no fire, stream water) is a basic bivouac 50m below the bushline near the head of the Kedron Valley. This lies on the Doubtful valley side of the Lake Man Pass to the Hope via Pussy Stream. The fireplace has been removed since the earlier photo was taken - another victim of the DOC fireplace cullers!

The hut makes a convenient (but cold) break on the Doubtful valley to Hope valley crossing via Lake Man Pass. It also is a good base to explore the nearby tops and for the ascent to Lake Man - strongly recommended by many hut book entries, though the ascent can retain snow until late into the year.

Lake Man biv • By gareth13. Licence: C.
Key information
Owner
Owner: DOC
Category
Basic Hut/Bivvy
Sleeps
Sleeps 2
2
Facilities
None
Water supply
Tap or tank water
Getting there
Getting there
Doubtful River / Kedron River confluence (L32 478530): 1.5-3 hrs (2.5km). Steep ascent up marked, cut track.

Doubtful Hut: 2.5-5 hours. Marked track.

Pussy Stream / Hope River confluence (L32 450465): 2.5-5hrs (5.5km). Cut track to Pussy Stream, riverbed route down to the Hope (track is not shown on topomap L32 (1999 ed.) but does exist!

St. Jacobs Hut: Cut track / river route via Lake Man pass and Pussy Stream. 4WD track down Hope valley (ford Hope River)

Unlocked
This hut is unlocked and open to access.
Bookings
No bookings — open access
No — open access
Other
Altitude
1,180m
Mobile phone coverage
No coverage
Maps
NZTopo50-BU22
Map
ID 1900

About this hut

Added 7 May 2007 by madpommadpom. 7 revisions, most recently 23 January 2013 by matthewmatthew.
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