Hollyford 4 Day Guided

This Four Day Guided Wilderness experience of the Hollyford Track is an all-inclusive experience with expert guides in a journey of discovery from the mountains to the sea.

From NZD 2950.00 pp.

Inclusions

  • Experienced guides
  • Friendly professional lodge hosts
  • Amazing Helicopter flight into Milford Sound
  • Pre walk briefing at 6.30pm at Distinction Luxmore Hotel, Te Anau
  • All bedding, towels, soap, shampoo and hairdryers
  • Use of backpacks, rain jackets and walking poles if required
  • Wilderness jet boat trip down the Hollyford River and across Lake McKerrow
  • Coach transport from Queenstown to Te Anau if required, departs Queenstown at 3.30pm
  • One night's pre walk accommodation, dinner and breakfast at the Distinction Luxmore Hotel in Te Anau
  • 2 nights’ track accommodation in well-appointed private lodges (Pyke Lodge and Martins Bay Lodge)
  • Track accommodation options - twin share bunk style private room with shared bathroom or queen/twin private room with en suite bathroom
  • 3 course evening meals, cooked and continental breakfasts, and wilderness lunches, plus snacks along the way.  Tea, coffee and fruit juice are included at the lodges and alcohol is available to purchase
  • Transport of your main pack from Pyke Lodge to Martins Bay Lodge (you are provided a smaller day pack for essential gear only)
  • Return coach transport to Te Anau (arrive approx 4pm) or Queenstown (arrive approx 6.30pm). Please note - Queenstown transport is not available if you choose to overnight in Milford or Te Anau)
  • Single Supplement Fee - for those who wish to guarantee a room to themselves, otherwise for solo travellers we can arrange a twin share room with another solo traveller of the same gender
  • Maximum group size - 16

 

2022/2023 Pricing:                               

Ensuite Room (twin or queen) - per person rates

Adult (15yrs+) - $3350  

Child (10–14yrs) - $2950  

Single Supplement - $1510  

Twin Share (2 bunk style beds) - per person rates  

Adult (15yrs+) - $2950  

Child (10–14yrs) - $2550  

Single Supplement - $1330  

 

2023/2024 Pricing:                               

Ensuite Room (twin or queen) - per person rates

Adult (15yrs+) - $3595  ($3795 - peak season)

Child (10–14yrs) - $3100 (3300 - peak season)

Single Supplement - $1570 

Twin Share (2 bunk style beds) - per person rates  

Adult (15yrs+) - $3095 ($3245 - peak season)

Child (10–14yrs) - $2680 ($2830 - peak season) 

Single Supplement - $1385 

*Peak Season rates apply for bookings departing between 1st February 2024 and 31st March 2024

Itinerary

Day 1 – Pre trip briefing and overnight at Distinction Luxmore Hotel, Te Anau

Transport from Queenstown to Te Anau departing at 3.30pm if required, alternatively meet in Te Anau.  Check into the Distinction Luxmore Hotel in Te Anau and relax prior to the 6.30pm pre trip briefing. A chance to meet your fellow walkers and then enjoy dinner this evening (included in package)

Day 2 – Lower Hollyford Road to Pyke Lodge (Approx. 5-7 hours/19.5km)

Following breakfast this morning, you will depart Te Anau around 8am out to the Hollyford Valley. Walk with your guide through native beech forest to Pyke Lodge. You'll re-trace the footsteps of Maori and early pioneers while walking in the shadow of the mighty Southern Alps, including Fiordland National Parks’ two highest peaks - Mt Tutoko (2746m) and Mt Madeline (2537m).

You will carry your own pack on this day.

At the end of the first day you will be welcomed at Pyke Lodge by your friendly lodge hosts. You can enjoy hot showers, a 3 course dinner and a chance to relax.

Day 3 – Pyke Lodge to Martins Bay Lodge (Approx. 5 hours/15km)

Today you will cover 15km by foot and your main pack will be transported to Martins Bay Lodge while you carry a smaller day pack (that is provided) for your daily essentials. Soak in the morning light on Lake Alabaster before boarding a jet boat for the next part of your adventure. You may even encounter a family of Bottlenose Dolphins who are regular visitors to the lower river and lake. Walk through ancient forest giants such as native rimu, totara and kahikatea before arrival at your home for this evening, Martins Bay Lodge.

Day 4 – Martins Bay Lodge to Te Anau/Queenstown (Approx. 3 hours/5km)

Explore Martins Bay spit today and learn about the history of both its Maori and European settlements before flying by helicopter into Milford Sound. Your scenic flight takes you along the rugged coast and into the truly spectacular and dramatic Milford Sound where the coach awaits to return you to Te Anau or Queenstown. . An amazing finish to your journey . . .

2022/2023 Scheduled Departure Dates:

November 2022 - 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25, 27, 29 

December 2022 - 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25, 27, 29, 31 

January 2023 - 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30 

February 2023 - 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10, 11, 13, 14, 16, 17, 19, 20, 22, 23, 25, 26, 28 

March 2023 - 1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 9, 10, 12, 13, 15, 16, 18, 19, 21, 22, 24, 25, 27, 28, 30, 31 

April 2023 - 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12 ,14, 16, 18, 20

Most of these departure dates are now FULL - please email us for the most up to date availability 

2023/2024 Scheduled Departure Dates:

October 2023 - 21, 23, 25, 27, 29, 31

November 2023 - 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30

December 2023 - 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30

January 2024 - 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25, 27, 29, 31

February 2024 - 1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 9, 10, 12, 13, 15, 16, 18, 19, 21, 22, 24, 25, 27, 28

March 2024 - 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10, 11, 13, 14, 16, 17, 19, 20, 22, 23, 25, 26, 28, 29, 31

April 2024 - 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12 ,14, 16, 18, 20