Hollyford Track

The Hollyford Track is a 4-5 day tramp which follows the Hollyford River from the Hollyford Road End to Martins Bay. The track is 56 kilometres in length (one way) and follows the path of an ancient glacier down the Hollyford Valley to the sea on the West Coast. The Hollyford Track is at low altitude and it's possible to be walked at any time of the year by those with moderate fitness. Access by aircraft and helicopter to Martins Bay is possible and pre-arranged jet boat transport is available across Lake McKerrow during the summer season.

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.

Timetable

From: Departure Times Travel Time
Queenstown to Hollyford Road End 6:55am* 4hrs & 45mins
Te Anau to Hollyford Road End 11:00am* 2hrs
Divide to Hollyford Road End 12:00noon* 1hr
Milford Sound to Hollyford Road End 9:25am* 1hr & 45mins
To: Departure Times Travel Time
Hollyford Road End to Queenstown 1:00pm* 4hrs & 45mins
Hollyford Road End to Te Anau 1:00pm* 2hrs
Hollyford Road End to Divide 1:00pm* 1hr
Hollyford Road End to Milford Sound 1:00pm* 1hr & 45mins

* Please note that these services operate Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays ONLY. Must be pre-booked, as only runs with confirmed bookings and minimum numbers apply. Charters can be arranged for other times and dates.

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