Mikonui Spur Bivvy

A traditional forestry bivvy that has braved many a Tasman Sea storm, on an exposed ridge top above the Mikonui Valley, Westland. Sound condition. No mattresses. Water supply from nearby tarn.

This NZFS biv was built in 1960. It was probably the last of the flat iron roof bivs built in Westland.

Mikonui Spur biv Dec 2010 • By glennj. Licence: C.
Key information
Owner
Owner: DOC
Category
Basic Hut/Bivvy
Sleeps
Sleeps 2
2
Facilities
None
Water supply
No water
Getting there
Getting there
The easiest route is up the spur from the Mikonui - Dickson Rivers confluence. The track was recut by a DOC contractor in autumn 2011. It is no longer the "grovel" it once was.
Unlocked
This hut is unlocked and open to access.
Bookings
No bookings — open access
No — open access
Other
Altitude
1,140m
Mobile phone coverage
No coverage
Maps
NZTopo50-BV18
Map
ID 3990

About this hut

Added 15 May 2009 by johnnboyjohnnboy. 4 revisions, most recently 28 June 2012 by glennjglennj.
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