Poulter Bivvy

Arthur's Pass National Park

A new 2 bunk D.O.C. bivvy located in the headwaters of the Poulter River. It has two sleeping platforms with mattresses arranged in an L-Shape and a small cooking bench. It’s a well insulated little bivvy and has standing room, unlike many of the older style bivs. From the door, there are expansive views down valley. There’s also a shiny new loo.

Poulter Bivvy • By Byron.
Key information
Owner
Owner: DOC
Category
Basic Hut/Bivvy
Sleeps
Sleeps 2
2
Facilities
Toilet
Water supply
Natural water source
Sometimes the river is dried up close to the hut and you need to walk a bit upstream.
Getting there
Getting there
From Poulter Hut, cross Minchin stream and the Poulter River respectively and travel upstream along the riverflats. From Worsley Biv, the river narrows and eventually heads into a gorge. If the river is up, there's a bypass route on the true left, starting opp. Enchanted Stream. The gorge eventually opens up 2km down from the biv which is first seen in this valley after a large shingle fan on the true right.

There are more challenging routes from Koropuku & Townsend Huts and Rover Saddle.

Unlocked
This hut is unlocked and open to access.
Bookings
No bookings — open access
No — open access
Other
Mobile phone coverage
No coverage
Maps
NZTopo50-BV21
Map
ID 4930

About this hut

Added 18 January 2010 by ByronByron. 3 revisions, most recently 2 January 2021 by HonoraHonora.
190 views in the past year (16 per month).