Studholme Saddle Biv

Kaweka Forest Park

Studholme Saddle Bivouac is a wee dog-box bivvy in a clump of beech at the forks of the Kiwi Creek, below the Studholm Saddle. It sleeps 2-3 on 2 mattresses on the floor. The inside of the biv was very damp mid-winter, but definitely not an issue in summer. The biv and brightly painted longdrop are clearly visible from the main ridge track. Good routes drop from most surrounding peaks to the biv, and a poled track leads to the small summit halfway between Studholm Saddle and Mackintosh Spur.

10 minutes up the left-hand fork from the biv is the larger and more comfortable Studholme Saddle Hut. However, the biv makes a good overflow spot if the hut is busy.

There are a couple of good camping platforms in amongst the beech behind the biv, and a great spot downstream on the true left bank of Kiwi stream (you can see it from the long drop).

Route out from Studholme Saddle biv • By hutchk. Licence: C.
Key information
Owner
Owner: DOC
Category
Basic Hut/Bivvy
Sleeps
Sleeps 3
3
Facilities
Toilet
Water supply
Natural water source
Getting there
Getting there
The Lakes Roadend: 8km (3-4 hours) route via Kaiarahi, The Tits and The Rogue. 4-5 hours via Mackintosh Spur.

Kuripapango: 13km (3.5-7.5 hours) track / marked route.

Kiwi Saddle Hut: 7km (1.5-3 hours) track / marked route.

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 Strong signal (Spark) from Studholme saddle, 20 minutes uphill from biv.
Maps
NZTopo50-BJ37
Map 
ID 5838

About this hut

Added 16 September 2010 by madpommadpom. 6 revisions, most recently 21 January 2015 by hutchkhutchk.
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