Minchin Bivvy

Arthur's Pass National Park

Formerly poor condition biv below Minchin Pass. Located at the confluence of Minchin Stream and a stream draining Mt Koeti.

The biv is now in very good condition. The new screws, sealant, and paint should ensure it is waterproof for quite some time.

The internal ply has braced the biv considerably, and the new bench allows for cooking, with some gear storage below.

Things still to do:

Colin and I will bike in shortly to tidy a couple of things that we ran out of time to do.

Install stainless steel backplate on cooking area Attach one stay (not broken, but missing attachment bolt) Paint lining Add final vent pipe

Minchin Bivvy Feb 2016 • By glennj. Licence: C.
Key information
Owner
Owner: DOC
Category
Basic Hut/Bivvy
Sleeps
Sleeps 2
2
Facilities
None
Water supply
Natural water source
Stream below bivvy
Getting there
Getting there
From Poulter Hut via Lake Minchin or the Taramakau valley via either Townsend Hut and the tops or Townsend Stream and Minchin Pass.
Unlocked
This hut is unlocked and open to access.
Bookings
No bookings — open access
No — open access
Other
Altitude
930m
Mobile phone coverage
No coverage
Maps
-
ID 8786

About this hut

Added 9 October 2013 by MatthewMatthew. 3 revisions, most recently 31 May 2018 by HonoraHonora.
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