The Hollyford Track takes hikers on a stunning journey from the mountains to the sea. Begin beneath sheer mountain slopes carved by glaciers and emerge days later to the rugged beauty of the West Coast.
Mountains to the Sea
This walk follows the Hollyford River/Whakatipu Kā Tuka on its journey from the sheer rock walls of Fiordland’s Darran Mountains to the wild West Coast.
Stare in awe at the dramatic glacier-carved landscape, lush lowland forests and the beauty of Lake Alabaster/Wāwāhi Waka and Lake McKerrow/Whakatipu Waitai.
Call of the Kaka
Listen for the Kākā, our large and rather loud forest parrots, who frequent the valley and often call at dusk.
Your destination is the rugged yet beautiful coast of Martins Bay, home to the Fiordland crested penguins/tawaki.
The Hollyford Track is located in the south west of the South Island in the Fiordland National Park, also a World Heritage Area. Its low altitude means it can be walked year round. Each night you come to rest at comfortable accommodation in Department of Conservation huts or private lodges.
New Zealand Walks is the definitive online travel guide to booking your guided or independent walk on the Hollyford Track in the Fiordland National Park.
Photo credits: Ngai Tahu Tourism