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Whiskey CreekBeginner

Submitted by Mike Tennent

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Front country - easily accessible


Undulating, some big hills

Native bush
Plantation/exotic forest


1:20 (Slow)
1:00 (Moderate)
0:40 (Fast)



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As you drive into the park you cross a small single lane bridge, just after you cross the bridge look to your right and you will see the start of the trail. Carry on straight ahead to the carpark and just before the carpark you will see a DOC Dolomore Park sign... that is where you come out.

Once you have parked your car, head over the grassed area to the start of the trail. Whiskey Creek Track signs are very clear as you go and the early going is pretty easy with well formed park-like tracks. Eventually you will come to the Domain Rd Carpark, head over that and into the Dolomore Park on the other side and the trails get real.... a mix of easy, semi-tech and technical.

After a while you will come to a small 'Waterfall' sign. Take that trail to the left, down the steps and around to a lovely small waterfall. There is a well-used but unofficial track down to waterfall level if you want a better pic. Once back on the waterfall trail, carry on and it links back up with the main Whiskey Creek Trail.

After the Falls the climbing starts in earnest and at about 3.5km you will come to the sign for the Lookout, turn right here and up you go. This section is technical with tree roots and mud aplenty, so care is needed both up and down. Up on top you get a massive vista of Southland. Once you have checked that out and taken a few pics, head back down and carry on the Whiskey Creek Loop. There are a few really great downhill sections from here to the end where you can really let loose. Just before the end there is the intersection for the Dolomore Park Loop which you can do if you have energy left, otherwise head straight ahead to the carpark.

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Features of interest

Lovely views over Southland and a nice wee waterfall.

Make Up of Run

Untracked / Route only: 5%

Technical Single Track: 20%

Moderate Single Track: 20%

Easy Single Track: 45%

Farm Road / 4WD Track: 10%

Gravel Road: 0%

Sealed Road: 0%

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  • Access

    You need to find your way to the Main entrance for Dolomore Park, it is signposted from just out of Gore and is on Dolomore Park Road. It is clearly signposted.

    Large carparking area with toilets

    13 km

    14 minutes



  • Staying Safe


    Just after the top carpark (Domain Rd) there is a trail to the right - ignore it. Also at the end head straight through the 4 way intersection.

    Very patchy.

    Short-sleeved thermal top, Windproof jacket, Beanie/thermal headwear, Whistle, First aid kit, Extra food for emergencies, Cellphone, Map.

    There is a stream early on and at the end, plus the waterfall stream in the middle.

    The climb to the Lookout can get very muddy in winter.

    Mud and tree roots are really the only things to watch for.

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