Five Passes

Mount Aspiring National Park, Te Wāhipounamu - South West New Zealand World Heritage Area

  • 6 – 7 days loop track
  • Medium/hard

A classic trip starting and finishing at the Routeburn road.

The five passes are; Sugarloaf pass, Park pass, Cow saddle, Fiery col, Fohn saddle. There are tracks in parts of the Rock Burn and Beans Burn valleys, but the rest of this route is not marked at all and parties must be fully competent at off-track navigation.

There are no huts (apart from Rockburn hut which hardly counts) so tents are essential.

Most of the route is in Mt Aspiring national park, part of it is in Fiordland, and some of the route is through the edge of the Olivine wilderness area.

Ultramafic rocks, Hidden Falls Creek • By iangeorge. Licence: C.
Key information
Walking time
6 – 7 days
Distance
64.0km
Type
Loop track
Loop track
Grade
Medium/hard
Bookings
No bookings — open access
No — open access
Find it
Starts
Routeburn Road
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Maps
NZTopo50-CA09
NZTopo50-CB09
NZTopo50-CB10
Altitude
400m – 1,546m
Altitude change 1,146m
Map
ID 8033

About this track

Added 20 June 2012 by iangeorgeiangeorge. 1 revision 5 July 2012 by iangeorgeiangeorge.
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