Sun on Dore Pass route

Image: Thomas Utting | Creative Commons


This challenging tramping route leads from the Milford Road to Glade House on the Milford Track, via Dore Pass.

Track overview

10.5 km one way

Walking and tramping

8 hr Expert: Route

Dog access

No dogs

About this track


This is a challenging tramping route that requires route finding skills, river crossing and alpine experience.

Dore Pass route.
Dore Pass route

From the carpark, cross the Eglinton River (no bridge) and follow the track up to the pass, then down into the Clinton Valley.

The pass offers fine views of the head of Lake Te Anau and the Clinton Valley in good weather, but is difficult for travel when covered in mist.

Getting there

This route begins from the Milford Road, Fiordland, about 66 km north from Te Anau.

Waterfall on the Dore Pass Route.
Waterfall on the Dore Pass Route

There is a small carpark area on the western side of the road, with a DOC track sign saying ‘Glade House’.

Know before you go

This is a challenging route so you will need above average fitness and high level backcountry (remote areas) skills and experience, including navigation and survival skills. In winter and spring it is likely that alpine skills and equipment will also be required.

More detailed track information

Further information is avaiable in "Moirs Guide South” edited by Robin McNeill. 

Note:  If you intend to connect with the Milford Track, note that prior bookings for huts are required and there is no camping allowed.


Te Rua-o-te-moko / Fiordland National Park Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 3 249 7924
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Address:   Fiordland National Park
Visitor Centre
Lakefront Drive
Te Anau 9600
Postal Address:   PO Box 29
Te Anau 9640
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