Walk to the the highest point in the Sounds and see a unique sub-alpine habitat with spectacular views.
From Queen Charlotte Drive turn-off at Linkwater onto Kenepuru Road. The start of this track is 41 km from the turn-off at Linkwater. Kenepuru Road is narrow and winding.
History and culture
Mount Stokes is named after Captain John Stokes, who charted the entire New Zealand coastline between 1848 and 1851 in the survey ship Acheron, visiting the Sounds in 1849. The Maori name is Pororangi.
Know before you go
- The weather in the Sounds is generally mild, but conditions can change quickly, especially on the water. Ensure that you have adequate equipment and experience.
- This track can experience alpine conditions, including thick fog. Check the weather forecast before you and go. Don't go past the bushline if visibility is poor.
- Light fires only in designated areas.
- Carry water.
- In late summer and autumn, carry antihistamine if allergic to wasp stings.