Dore Pass Route
Located in Fiordland National Park and Milford Road/Milford Sound area in the Fiordland region
IntroductionThis challenging tramping route leads from the Milford Road to Glade House on the Milford Track, via Dore Pass.
This is a challenging tramping route that requires route finding skills, river crossing and alpine experience.
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.
This route begins from the Milford Road, Fiordland, about 66 km north from Te Anau.
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’.
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 available 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.
Stay safe in the outdoors
- Take the right gear for your trip: Walking and tramping gear lists.
- Tell a trusted person your plans and when to raise the alarm if you haven’t returned. Send them the information directly, or use the Outdoor Intentions form or Plan My Walk.
- Follow the five essential steps of the Land Safety Code.
|Te Rua-o-te-moko / Fiordland National Park Visitor Centre|
|Phone:||+64 3 249 7924|
|Fax:||+64 4 471 1117|
Fiordland National Park
Te Anau 9600
PO Box 29
Te Anau 9640
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