Dobson Valley Track

Dobson Valley Track

Mackenzie Basin


Go well,bro's

Glen Lyon Station – Grough Hut
Time: 5 hr

Grough Hut – Kennedy Hut
Time: 2 hr 30 min

Kennedy Hut – Waterfall Hut
Time: 2 hr

Waterfall Hut – Readon Hut
Time: 1 hr 30 min

The Dobson valley is reached via Old Glen Lyon Road which skirts the eastern side of Lake Ohau to Glen Lyon Station. Permission to access Dobson valley is required from the runholders of Glen Lyon Station. The Dobson River crossings can be dangerous in high river flows with soft sand deposits evident after floods. Check fords before entry.

Getting there

The Mackenzie Basin is situated in the centre of New Zealand's South Island. It features mountains, lakes, rivers, beech forest remnants and rolling tussock country.

All of the tramping tracks described here involve travel through mountain or silver beech forest.


Feature Value Info


South IslandMount Cook - MacKenzieTwizel


  • Walking
  • Free


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