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Mid King Biv

Mid King Biv (2 bunk, mattresses, stream water) is a small biv just below the bushline at the head of Baldy Creek and directly below Mid King peak. It sleeps 2 on two mattresses - the floor is on 2 levels, so fitting three could be uncomfortable!

The hut is in mature beech, sheltered by ridges to the north and south-west. A good sheltered fire-spot lies in the lea of a boulder outside. It would make a great spot to escape to from bad weather on the tops - or just to get away from the crowds.

An unmarked, but well travelled route leads up and down the ridge just to the north of the Biv, from Mid King peak to the conflunce of Baldy and South Mitre creeks 1km from Mitre Flats Hut. A DOC sign marks the top of Mid King but the route down to the bivvy is unmarked although well worn. The remainder of the route down to baldy stream in unmarked except for occasional pink tape and is relatively easy to follow.

Access Mitre Flats Hut. Route (3km, 1.5-3 hrs) via Sth Mitre Creek and ridgeline

Mid King Peak. Route (1km, 30 mins) steep unmarked climb up ridgeline to peak. Onward access along ridgeline north to Tarn Ridge Hut (5km, 2-4hrs) and south to Jumbo Hut (5.5km, 2-4hrs)

Bookings Not available
Facilities None
Water supply Water from stream
Mobile phone coverage
Map
Category Basic Hut/Bivvy
Owner DOC
Sleeps 2
Altitude 1,140m
Maps
NZTopo50-BP34
ID 5443

About this hut

Added 17 May 201017 May 2010 by madpommadpom. 3 revisions, most recently 26 July 201426 July by TararuaHunterTararuaHunter.
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