Harper Pass Biv

Lake Sumner Conservation Park

Harpers Pass Biv (2 bed, matresses, stream water, no fire) is a small bivvy 1.5km below the Harper Pass. Weather-tight and a handy lunch spot on a rainy, windy day. Reportedly cold on a winters night though! Only one bivouac remains (maps show multiple).

Harper Pass Bivouac • By madpom. Licence: cc by.
Key information
Owner
Owner: DOC
Category
Basic Hut/Bivvy
Sleeps
Sleeps 2
2
Facilities
Toilet, Open fireplace
Water supply
No water
Getting there
Getting there
Lake Sumner roadend / swingbridge: 17km (5.5 - 10 hrs). Mainly flat valley-floor route via Cameron's, No.3 and Hurunui huts. Last 6km to hut steeper sidle-track with some creek crossings.

Cameron's Hut: 6km (2-4 hrs) - cut sidle track with some creek crossings

No. 4 Hut: 10km (3-5 hrs) - cut, platformed pack-horse track over Harper Pass to the Taramakau swingbridge. Valley-floor route beyond.

Unlocked
This hut is unlocked and open to access.
Bookings
No bookings — open access
No — open access
Other
Altitude
840m
Mobile phone coverage
No coverage
Maps
NZTopo50-BU21
Map
ID 861

About this hut

Added 25 September 2005 by MatthewMatthew. 1 revision 8 June 2007 by madpommadpom.
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