Rock bivouacs

Smart Creek Rock Bivvy, Hohonu Range

Smart Creek Rock Bivvy, Hohonu Range

A large rock in the head basin of Smart Creek. An historic bivvy that has been used since the 1890's. A wooden sleeping platform, table and shelving that used to be there have rotted away. A few historic relics are ...   More ▶︎

ABC Cave

Fitted out with a sleeping platform, this cave is named after Al, Bruce, and Colin, three young men from Dunedin. They visited the cave in the 1960s.   More ▶︎
Worsley Rock Biv

Worsley Rock Biv

Large flat dry rock biv in the northern head of the Wild Natives, 10-15 minutes from the Wosley Pass. A single massive boulder on the true left of the North Branch of the Wild Natives just below the pass surrounded ...   More ▶︎
Hobbs Bivvy, Route Burn North Branch

Hobbs Bivvy, Route Burn North Branch

A dry and sheltered bivvy underneath a giant boulder in the North Branch of the Route Burn. Sleeps 4 or 5 but with only about half a metre of clearance underneath it's crawling room only. There's a stream bed right beside ...   More ▶︎
North Route Burn Rock bivvy

North Route Burn Rock bivvy

2 person biv rumoured to be 500m from the Routeburn Track in the North Branch of the Route Burn on the true left, close to the river but near the bush edge.   More ▶︎
North Ruth Flat Rock Bivvy

North Ruth Flat Rock Bivvy

Good rock bivvy formed by an overhanging rock cliff located north of Ruth Flat in the East Matukituki. On topo map BZ11 look for the stream draining Peak 1828 and the southeastern flank of Aspinall Peak. The south facing bivvy ...   More ▶︎
Earnslaw Burn Rock Bivvy

Earnslaw Burn Rock Bivvy

This is an alternative bivvy to the one shown on topo maps. This bivvy is about 20 minutes upstream from the mapped one but on the true left side, underneath an overhanging cliff. Exposed to the northwest but has a ...   More ▶︎
Valley of the Trolls Rock bivvy

Valley of the Trolls Rock bivvy

Rock bivvy formed by an overhanging cliff. Probably enough room for about a dozen people but the northern end is very exposed to northerly down valley winds. Some drippage off the cliff also doesn't make part of the bivvy suitable ...   More ▶︎

Forgotten River Rock Biv

Located above the basin at the head of the Forgotten River, west of Forgotten River Col. The biv offers a good view down the valley.   More ▶︎

Phil's Biv

Rock biv high above the head of lake Adelaide, beneath Marian Peak. Several rocks provide rooms with benches. Note: Approximate location.   More ▶︎