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Brodrick Pass Hiking & Rafting

Main Divide Crossing, Southern Alps, South Island, New Zealand

Brodrick Pass is typically a two-day Main Divide Crossing linking the Hopkins/Huxley Valleys to the less accessible Landsborough River Valley. The Brodrick Pass covers a range of terrain from beech forests and open river flats to rugged snow-covered mountaintops.

A Typical Journey Over Brodrick Pass Consists Of

Day 1: Meet at Ohau Lodge early morning. We recommend staying at Ohau Lodge the night before. Travel two hours by 4×4 up the Hopkins Valley to Monument Hut, then the hike from here to Brodrick Hut can take up to 8 hrs depending on river levels.

Day 2: It is an 8-12 hr day over the Main Divide and down into the Landsborough Valley to overnight at Cresswick Flat Hut.  An alternative option is to camp at bush line on the western side, making this day shorter, descending the following morning to the river and rafting out as per day 3 option 2.

Day 3 Option 1: Raft all the way out to Clark Bluff on the Haast Highway.

Day 3 Option 2: Raft to Harper Bluff Camp and overnight.

Day 4: Raft to the take out at Clark Bluff on the Haast Highway finishing around lunchtime.

“Our trip to New Zealand was magnificent. At the beginning of our planning stage, a friend highly recommended Grant South, (Southy) to guide us in New Zealand. Southy’s passion and love for showing people his native country were evident from the start. But Southy made it even better by designing a trip specifically geared to our personal interests and fitness levels. The highlights of our trip were the Peel Forest and Rangitata gorge area. Hiking and flying around Peel Forest, and kayaking and white-water rafting the Rangitata River, should be experienced at least once (or more) in a lifetime. Southy provided the ultimate adventure with a standard of excellence that surpassed any Guide experience that we had encountered before. Southy and his wife Sue made us feel like we were on a trip with trusted friends, doing what they, and we, love. We will return. Thank you Hidden Valleys!”

Anna Sanford


  • Fully guided: Two day raft out – $2800
  • Fully guided: One day raft out – $2200
  • Self guided: Two day raft out – $1650
  • Self guided: One day raft out – $950

General info

  • Ability: The trip demands a good level of fitness and an understanding of the changing weather conditions. Much of the time will be spent walking off tracks and over rough, high mountainous terrain.
  • Accommodation & Getting There: We can arrange all your transport and accommodation requirements.
  • Departure Dates: December to the beginning of April.

Enjoy Hiking and river rafting trips in New Zealand’s South Islandwith Hidden Valleys.