This is a basic two-bunk hut in the Hawke's Bay region.

Hut overview


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Bookings not required - first come, first served


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2 bunk beds

About this hut

Tarn Bivouac was constructed by the New Zealand  Forest Service in 1960. Located at an altitude of 1340m on the open tops, it can experience extreme weather conditions. Snow, high winds and rainfall can occur at any time of the year.

Getting there

Access Tarn bivouac from Mill Roadend. From State Highway 50, turn onto Makaretu Road. Take your first left into Mill Road and continue to the roadend.

From the roadend descend into the Tukituki River and follow it upstream to a large flat on the true left. Rosvalls Track starts at the downstream end of this flat and heads up to Black Ridge. At the top of the ridge turn north and follow the track, then an unmarked route to Tarn Bivouac.


NZTopo50 map sheet: BL36
Grid/NZTM2000 coordinates: E1868799, N5580525




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