Napolean Biv

Nice 2 person biv which you can stand up in. Mainly frequented by hunters who often drive to within half an hour's walk south of the biv. Trampers often walk 5 plus hours in from Isolation Hut, upstream of Sawcut Gorge. Track across the south-east face of Mt Benmore briefly resembles a path for goats in some places. No fireplace but good fireplace constructed outside with cooking waratah. BTW DoC looking for volunteers to help cut track in Dec 2013. Condition good aside from 1 big windfall.

Key information
Owner
Owner: DOC
Category
Basic Hut/Bivvy
Sleeps
Sleeps 2
2
Facilities
None
Water supply
Tap or tank water
Getting there
Getting there
Can drive in with permission from Matiawa station off from the Kekerengu Valley road. Or walk from Isolation Hut to saddle en route to Brian Boru then follow marked track to SE face. From here the track is only marked in forested areas i.e. no cairns currently in place. It needs them but we were too bloody cold to build them.
Unlocked
This hut is unlocked and open to access.
Bookings
No bookings — open access
No — open access
Other
Altitude
800m
Mobile phone coverage
No coverage
Maps
NZTopo50-BS28
Map
ID 8815

About this hut

Added 31 October 2013 by HonoraHonora. 1 revision 16 April 2014 by HonoraHonora.
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