Caroline Creek Bivvy | Waiau River, North Canterbury

Due to a generous anonymous donation a new 10 bunk DOC hut is being constructed near this site during the 2016—17 summer. Once this area was considered remote but Te Araroa is changing that, 300 — 500 people now pass through here each year. I guess there will finally be a toilet installed, the territory is rather unhygienically fertilised currently.

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Tiny two bunk bivvy that even with two occupants would be a squeeze. The hammock-like canvas bunks are quite comfortable except if you are taller than the six feet width of the bivvy.

Yeah, that door is only 2/3rds high, and watch out for how many times you crack your head on the low flying rafters. It’s sure compact.

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category . . . bivvy

hut fee . . . free

bunks . . . 2 canvas bunks

built . . . 1965

heating . . . none

water . . . Waiau River 50m

toilet . . . none

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