Maximum 4 participants per guide
Trekker on Brodrick Pass
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.
|2015-16 Season: Price per person in NZ$ (valid 1 May 2015 - 30 April 2016)|
|5% returning client discount, if you have been on an Alpine Recreation trip before.|
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.
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.
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.
Previous Experience & Agility
Trekking Fitness & Endurance
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 a sleeping bag, 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 Brodrick Hut. 8 hours trekking.
Climb Mt McKenzie or Mt Strauchon via Brodrick Pass and return to Brodrick 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.
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.