This is a challenging tramping route that requires tramping and alpine experience and gear.
Dore Pass route
From the carpark, cross the Eglinton River (no bridge) and follow the track up to the pass, then down into the Clinton Valley.
The pass offers fine views of the head of Lake Te Anau and the Clinton Valley in good weather, but is difficult for travel when covered in mist.
This route begins from the Milford Road, Fiordland, about 66 km north from Te Anau.
Waterfall on the Dore Pass Route
There is a small carpark area on the western side of the road, with a DOC track sign saying ‘Glade House’.
Know before you go
This is a challenging route so you will need above average fitness and high level backcountry (remote areas) skills and experience, including navigation and survival skills. In winter and spring it is likely that alpine skills and equipment will also be required.
For more detailed track information see 'Moirs Guide South' edited by Robin McNeill. Available from the Fiordland National Park Visitor Centre or the Alpine Club website.
Note: If you intend to connect with the Milford Track, note that prior bookings for huts are required and there is no camping allowed.