Collier Gorge Swing Bridge, on the Whitcombe River
Image: Brian Dobbie | ©


The Whitcombe Pass Track takes you through the very rugged bush clad valleys of the lower Hokitika and Whitcombe Rivers to the Main Divide. This guide describes the route from the Hokitika road end to Whitcombe Pass only.

Walking and tramping

3-4 days to Whitcombe Pass Advanced: Tramping track

Dog access

Dogs with a DOC permit only. Contact the relevant DOC office to obtain a permit.

Your safety is your responsibility

Take the right gear to keep yourself safe on your tramp

Tell someone your plans using the Outdoors Intentions form including when to raise the alarm if you haven't returned.

Follow the Land Safety Code.


Paparoa National Park Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 3 731 1895
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Address:   4294 Coast Road
RD 1
Runanga 7873
Postal Address:   4294 Coast Road
RD 1
Runanga 7873
Dog permit contact
Office: Hokitika Office
Phone:   +64 3 756 9100
Postal address:  Private Bag 701
Hokitika 7842
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