Pfeifer biv

Arthur's Pass National Park

A new biv from early 2008 replacing an old biv that was about 20m to the south. (The sign on the door of the new biv says 2007 but I'm pretty sure it wasn't erected until early 2008)

The biv is in a lovely location on the Aicken Range and commands great views. This biv & surrounding tops are well worth a visit. Mt Pfeifer summit at 1700m is an easy walk of 45 - 60 mins from the bivvy which sits below at 1300m.

route from Kaurapataka Saddle to Pfeifer Biv via summit • By Honora.
Key information
Owner
Owner: DOC
Category
Basic Hut/Bivvy
Sleeps
Sleeps 2
2
Facilities
Toilet
Water supply
No water
Getting there
Getting there
1/From Aickens carpark via Lake Kaurapataka track, Pfeifer Ck, then unmarked travel up a bush spur, on to a scree to get above the scrub then sidle west through tussock basins to the biv. (approx 5hrs)

2/ From the Deception carpark by the Otira footbridge via Paratu Stream, Waharoa Saddle then tops travel east to the biv. (approx 4hrs)

A loop trip using both routes can be done in a longish day.

*Note: Honora has written route info on this area & it is available from the links

Unlocked
This hut is unlocked and open to access.
Bookings
No bookings — open access
No — open access
Other
Altitude
1,300m
Mobile phone coverage
No coverage
Maps
NZTopo50-BV20
Map
ID 5807

About this hut

Added 12 September 2010 by glennjglennj. 5 revisions, most recently 8 April 2012 by glennjglennj.
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