Hollyford Track Freedom Walkers Transport
DoC have indicated a activity fee price increase from January 1st 2022. We will honours prices booked before the increase, but bookings made after we have been notified will incur the price increase.
The Hollyford Track is a spectacular Fiordland tramp from the mountains deep in the National Park to the sea at Martins Bay, and can be walked all year round. The walk is for more experienced trampers that like to experience some real rugged beauty, but still want a well conditioned track, (apart from the demon trail) and good huts to stay in.
Minimum numbers of 2 people apply per booking. For single travellers, we have no availability due to low numbers of bookings for the track this year. Bookings can only be made for parties of two or more.
The following costs are for freedom walkers, cost is per person and includes the flight and the road transport.
Please note that the times are fluid and likely to change around weather or catering to specific groups. Do not book a international flight out of Queenstown by factoring on these times, as it is common to have delays of several hours.
We require a credit card to secure your booking. This will not be charged under normal circumstances but we have had people not turn up in Martins Bay at the time that was booked, in this case the card will be charged for the full amount.
Option 1, Fly In, Walk Out.
9am Pickup: Hollyford Road End – Travel by road to Milford Sound. 10am Fixed wing flight to Martins Bay. Cost $310PP
Option 2, Walk In, Fly Out
Drive your car to the Hollyford road end, walk the Hollyford track. We pick you up from Martins Bay at 11am, fly fixed wing to Milford Sound – Travel by road to Hollyford Road End. Cost $310 per person.
Option 3 from Te Anau
If you do not have your own car, we can take you from Te Anau to Milford by road , fly you from Milford to Martins Bay, walk the Hollyford track and be picked up at the road end for road transport back to Te Anau. The cost is $375 per person. This can be done in reverse.
If you only want the flight it is $275 per person each way from Milford to Martins Bay.
For group bookings of 4 people or more group discount will apply please contact us directly for a quote.
Children go free with a paying adults during NZ school holidays. One child per adult, additional children are adult price.
What happens if the weather is bad?
We ask you wait at the Hollyford Valley Walks/Fly Fiordland Air strip from 10.30 am onwards. The strip is signposted and is a 1 hour walk East from the Martins Bay DOC Hut. Please wait at the northern end of the airstrip on the picnic table and stay away from the Guided Walkers Lodge. If the weather is bad and the plane does not show by 1.00 pm then return to the Martins Bay hut and the flight will be rescheduled for the following day. It is common for the flights to be delayed due weather but it is very unusual that we cannot get the flight done. Cancelled days only happen once or twice per year.
We now provide an inreach satellite communicator to people who fly out from Martins bay to ease the communication difficulties.
Fly to Big Bay, only works if low tide is around mid morning. This is an extra $95 for the plane, 1-5 people.
Consider a fly in to Cascade and a pickup from Martins bay doing the coastal walk staying Huts at Barn Bay, Gorge river, Big bay and Martins Bay.
More information about the track can be found in the DOC www.doc.govt.nz