There are six DOC huts on the Hollyford Track available for trampers and camping with a tent is allowable next to the huts. Backcountry Hut Tickets are required to either stay in the huts or camp and these can be purchased from the Department of Conservation. Huts operate on a first-come, first-served basis and provide basic facilities such as fireplace, mattresses and pit toilet. Visitors would need to carry a portable stove/cooker with them.
The Pyke-Big Bay Route provides a round trip, but is not well defined in places and should only be attempted by very experienced and well equipped parties. It is essential to enquire about the conditions of the route with the Department of Conservation before starting your trip on the Hollyford Track.
The Hollyford Track begins at the The Hollyford Road End, which is a two hour drive from Te Anau towards Milford Sound. Stay in Te Anau the night before you intend to travel, you will wake up fresh and ready to begin your walk into Fiordland National Park. Check out the Te Anau Lakeview Holiday Park where there is a large range of accommodation.