Dasler Biv


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Dasler Pinnacles Track, Ruataniwha Conservation, South Island

(03) 435 0802




This is a basic two-bunk hut in the Mackenzie Country and Waitaki area. Dasler Biv, formerly know as Cullers Biv, was built in 1966 by the New Zealand Forest Service to accommodate wild animal control hunters. There are no fees. Bookings not required - first come, first served. Facilities include heating, mattresses, non-flush toilets and water from a stream. Dasler is a 2x3 metre, two bunk hut built on treated wooden piles. Its exterior is clad in flat tin, with a corrugated iron roof and a flat tin chimney. Framing is dressed timber and the floor is 65mm tongue and groove. All the timber has been treated. The interior lining is melthoid and chicken netting. Dasler has a five pane window on the east wall and a tongue and groove ledged door in the north wall. The bunks are across the south wall and the fireplace is opposite the window. The floor, top plate and ridge board all have joins indicating that the hut was possibly flown to the site in two sections. The hut has not been modified nor has it been subject to vandalism. The bivouac is located beside a small stream at the beech bush line below the Dasler Pinnacles. Dasler Biv is 7 - 8 hours (21 km) up the Hopkins valley from Red Hill car park, at the end of Lake Ohau Road. Tracks to the hut: Hopkins valley tracks.

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Lat: -43.957136 Lng: 169.849449

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