French Pass Lookout Track

Image: Ruth McKie | Creative Commons


This track takes you to a viewpoint over historic Te Aumiti/French Pass, where the tide rushes back and forth like a river.

Track overview

Walking and tramping

10 min Easiest: Short walk

Dog access

No dogs

About this track

Getting there

You can get to this track from the French Pass Road off SH6 just past Rai Valley.

Water taxi services are available from Havelock and Te Aumiti/French Pass.

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, and, if you are going out on the water, check the marine weather forecast.
  • Light fires only in designated areas.
  • Carry water. 
  • In late summer and autumn, carry antihistamine if allergic to wasp stings.


Waitohi / Picton Office
Phone:   +64 3 520 3002
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Address:   Port Marlborough Building
14 Auckland Street
Picton 7220
Postal Address:   PO Box 161
Picton 7250
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