Department of Conservation

Routeburn Track: Harris Saddle Shelter Upgrade

The Harris Saddle Shelter is a popular rest spot for visitors on the Routeburn Track Great Walk. Built in 1992, this emergency shelter is located in the Serpentine Range and provides stunning views across Fiordland and Whakatipu. After 3 decades, the shelter is showing signs of age and is well in need of an upgrade. Our architect design and specification includes the removal of internal linings, cladding and windows that will be replaced with comparable materials. The required work includes:

- Replacement of all interior linings, floor and exterior cladding;
- New insulation including underfloor;
- The installation of an new venturi ventilation system;
- Thermally broken double glazed windows and door; and
- The installation of an external seat located on the deck.

Positioned at 1240m above sea level, the shelter is in an alpine area where the weather can rapidly change. Planning and experience in working in the great outdoors is pre-requisite for any contractor looking to undertake this work. An adjacent shelter will be used for worker accommodation.

Construction has been scheduled for early May 2023 immediately following the Great Walk season (ends 30 April 2023) and must be completed before winter. The remote nature of the work dictates that helicopters will be required for transport of personnel and materials.

Status Closed
Closed 27 Feb 2023 12:00 PM NZDT
Reference 26833257
Notice Type Request for Tenders (RFT)
Regions New Zealand
Customer Reference SSI-O-393
Contact Details DOC Procurement Team
Published 20 Jan 2023 4:00 PM NZDT

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