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Trekkers walking out the Hopkins Valley
Small groups
Maximum 4 participants per guide
Trekker on Brodrick Pass
High above worry level
Trekker on Brodrick Pass
View up the North Branch of the Huxley Valley
Wild terrain
The view from Brodrick Hut

Brodrick Pass Trek

A classic Kiwi trek in a fantastic area

Explore a new part of the country as you stand on the Main Divide and look over into the seldom visited Landsborough Wilderness Area. The Brodrick Pass Trek ventures through a wide variety of landscapes far from the common tourist trails and offers stunning mountain views and the chance to climb one of New Zealand's Southern Alps.



The Brodrick Pass Trek is a 4 day trip into an area with a wide variety of landscapes - open river flats and gentle beech forests to rugged, snow-covered mountaintops. It is a "Kiwi Classic" with the option to climb either Mount McKenzie or Mount Strauchon. Brodrick Pass is situated on New Zealand's Main Divide, linking the Hopkins/Huxley Valleys to the less accessible Landsborough Wilderness Area.

The trip route leads up the Hopkins Valley and into the North Branch of the Huxley River to Brodrick Hut. From there a trip up to Brodrick Pass with an ascent of either Mt McKenzie or Mt Strauchon can be achieved in a single day.

Scheduled dates


Brodrick Pass dates are scheduled on a case by case basis - please contact us with the dates you would like. We recommend that you settle guiding dates well in advance as guide availability during peak season is limited. Please allow extra time in case you are held up in the mountains due to weather.

Venue: Huxley Forks Hut


The Brodrick Pass Trek spends two nights at Brodrick Hut, a cosy 6 bunk public hut with a wood fire.



All of your equipment will be checked during the gear check at our office at the start of your trip. Any equipment you need to borrow from us will be issued by your guide. Alpine Recreation provides packs, helmets, harnesses, crampons, ice-axes and any outdoor clothing, you may require at no extra cost. Please see the equipment list below for further details.

Brodrick Pass Trek Clothing & Equipment list