Departure dates by arrangement. Contact us.
4 days | 2-4 participants | NZ$1680
5% returning client discount available.
Prerequisites: high level of fitness, multi-day hiking/trekking experience with 8+ hour days.
An alpine pass situated on the Main Divide, linking the Hopkins/Huxley Valleys to the less accessible Landsborough Wilderness Area.
A "Kiwi classic" framed by Mount McKenzie (2156m) and Mount Strauchon (2391m), Broderick Pass offers great views of the wide variety of landscapes - open river flats and gentle beech forests to rugged, snow-covered mountaintops. Both Mount McKenzie and Mount Strauchon can each be climbed in a day from Brodrick Hut.
2-4 participants per guide.
Individual bookings welcome. If you end up being the only person on a trip you will have the option of changing to another date or a full refund.
|2013-14 Season: Price per person in NZ$ (valid 1 May 2013 - 30 April 2014)|
|5% returning client discount, if you have been on an Alpine Recreation trip before.|
Please note that on public holidays there will be a surcharge of NZ$80 per person per day.
New Zealand public holidays 2013: New Year 1/1 & 2/1, Waitangi Day 6/2, Good Friday 29/3, Easter Monday 1/4, Anzac Day 25/4, Labour Day 28/10, Christmas Day 25/12, Boxing Day 26/12.
New Zealand public holidays 2014: New Year 1/1 & 2/1, Waitangi Day 6/2, Good Friday 18/4, Easter Monday 21/4, Anzac Day 25/4, Labour Day 27/10, Christmas Day 25/12, Boxing Day 26/12.
Included: guide, hut accommodation, all food & transport ex Lake Tekapo, all climbing equipment including crampons, ice axe, helmet and boots, National Parks concession fees, 15% GST.
Meals and accommodation before/after tour are NOT included.
» Participants need to have a high level of fitness and be able to hike or climb at least 8 hours in a day without difficulty.
» You need to be sure-footed, well-coordinated and have good balance and be capable of sustained walking over steep, rugged, untracked and exposed terrain. Extensive hiking, tramping or bushwalking experience is recommended.
» Trekkers must carry their own sleeping bags, personal gear and some of the group equipment, food, stove, fuel, and cooking utensils (all provided by us) to Brodrick Hut.
8am gear check at the Alpine Recreation office, 30 Murray Place, Lake Tekapo.
Drive to the Hopkins Valley and trek past Monument Hut up the Huxley Valley to the Huxley Forks Hut. Continue up the North Branch of the Huxley River to Broderick Hut. 8 hours trekking.
Climb Mt McKenzie or Mt Strauchon via Brodrick Pass and return to Broderick Hut, 8 hours. Enjoy spectacular views down into the Landsborough Valley and Landsborough Wilderness Area.
Spare day in case of bad weather.
Walk back down the Huxley and Hopkins Valleys and return to Lake Tekapo.
Alpine Recreation provides all trekking and mountaineering equipment. A detailed equipment list will be sent at time of booking. Outdoor clothing, packs and boots can also be provided at no extra cost if necessary.
Accommodation pre-/post- tour:
As our equipment check takes place at 8am on the morning of departure, you need to book accommodation in Tekapo the night before. After the tour, it is recommended to overnight in Tekapo again, or in Mount Cook. Accommodation options in Tekapo.
In case of accident New Zealand's Accident Compensation scheme (ACC) will cover the majority of costs (about 80%) involved with evacuation and injury treatment, even for visitors to New Zealand. However you still need ordinary travel insurance to cover such things as your cancellation if an injury prevents you taking part on the trip, or a close relative suddenly becomes ill; and medical insurance in case you become ill. More information re Accident Compensation. The New Zealand Alpine Club provides a good mountaineering specific travel insurance.
How green are we?
Alpine Recreation reduces its carbon footprint and environmental impact through such things as:
- restricting group size
- using fuel efficient vehicles
- minimising use of vehicles and aircraft
- recycling, re-using, composting, avoiding "consumerism"
- minimal impact huts
- bulk buying of food supplies
- promoting conservation of native flora and fauna
- supporting community efforts to encourage appreciation of the natural environment
For details please refer to our Environmental Care Action.