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Esquilant Bivvy


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Mt Aspiring National Park


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Important Notes :  All NZAC huts are now closed to align with the latest Government Coronavirus requirements. You cannot self-isolate at an NZAC hut.

The New Zealand Government requires all people who arrived in the country after 1 am Monday 16 March or if you develop symptoms of COVID-19 like a cough, fever, shortness of breath, sneezing or a runny nose, to go into self-isolation for 14 days. You cannot stay or camp at any NZAC huts or lodges during your 14-day self-isolation period.

All bookings of NZAC huts have also now been halted. If you wish to make future group bookings or make manual payments for anything, including past hut stays, please email Margaret who can help you with this.

1. When booking in advance you must take your receipt with you to show proof of payment to the DoC Warden. If you cannot show proof of payment, you will likely be required to pay again by them.
You need to log in first, when booking, to obtain member rates.


Located high above the valley floor on a col below Mt Earnslaw, this great little biv provides shelter for climbers and adventures exploring this wonderful mountain massif.



2,150m on Wright’s Col between Earnslaw & Leary, Rees Valley, Mount Aspiring National Park.
Detailed map below.



2 bench bunks with mattresses (sleeps 6), toilet, but no water tank. Please note that the second older biv has now been demolished and removed completely.



From Earnslaw Hut, 5 hours up grass, scree and across snow face of Leary to col, hut is on west side of col on the slopes of Mount Leary.



Members $5 per night
Non-members $10 per night
Payable online by credit card or bank transfer (NZ accounts only) – see above, to the NZAC National Office, PO Box 786, Christchurch +64 (0)3 377 7595, or to the Department of Conservation (DoC) offices in Wanaka and Dunedin.


Location Map:

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Point Location:

POINT (168.40706348 -44.61540031)
NZTopo50: CA10 356 495
NZMS260 (old): E40 459 113

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