Toaroha Bivouac

Toaroha Bivouac (2 bunks, matresses, tarn water 50m distant) is a typical alpine bivouac on the saddle of the track from the Toaroha valley to Mungo/Hokitika valley. There's 2 beds with matresses, a cooking shelf and an amazing supply of pots and pans for such a small alpine bivouac. The only water supply is a small tarn below the biv, and this may prove unreliable in dry weather (yes, I know this is westland, but it could happen!)

The biv is a convenient rest between the two valleys, and also makes a good base to explore the ridgeline which is naviagble north-east at least as far as Adventure Biv, and north-west at least as far as Mt Ross.

Kokatahi Bivouac • By madpom. Licence: cc by.
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
Toaroha Roadend (J33 577094): 18km - Cut track. Toaroha Biv -> Top Toaroha Hut (2km) -> Cedar Flats Hut (7km)

Frew Hut (Whitcombe River Valley): Cut track / poled alpine route. Toaroha Biv-> Poets Hut (2km, 1-2hrs) -> Frew Biv (11km, 5.5-9 hrs) -> Frews Hut (7km, 3-5hrs)

An alpine route leads NE along the ridgeline to Crystal Biv, Kokatahi Biv or Adventure Biv via Mt. Bannatyne and Mt. Chamberlain

Unlocked
This hut is unlocked and open to access.
Bookings
No bookings — open access
No — open access
Other
Altitude
1,270m
Mobile phone coverage
No coverage
Maps
NZTopo50-BV19
Map
ID 2023

About this hut

Added 17 June 2007 by madpommadpom. 4 revisions, most recently 18 March 2011 by madpommadpom.
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