Kylie Bivvy


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This is a basic two-bunk hut located in Ruahine Forest Park in the Hawke's Bay region. There are no fees. Bookings not required - first come, first served. Facilities include mattresses, non-flush toilets and water (not treated - boil before use). Kylie Bivouac was built in 1960 by the NZ Forest Service. Located 1380 m above sea level, it is one of the highest bivouacs in the park and can experience extreme weather conditions. Snow, high winds and rainfall can occur at any time of the year. Kylie Biv can be accessed from Mangleton Road-end. It is approximately two hours 30 minutes past Upper Makaroro Hut. Take the Golden Crown Ridge Track, which begins behind Masters Shelter and climbs to the top of the range. From here, take the track to the south past Park's Peak and Upper Makaroro Huts. From Upper Makaroro Hut, head south along the ridge for 20 minutes then down the spur for 10 minutes. The bivouac is signposted and located on the eastern side of the main Ruahine Range. Tracks to the hut: Masters Shelter to Golden Crown Ridge Mangleton Road to Park's Peak Ridge

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