Hollyford Track Freedom Walkers Transport
Tourism New Zealand’s family campaign- Special Kids Go Free on Hollyford Track Transport from April 1st till May 3rd. Requires 2 paying adults and up to 3 school age children 17 and under. Offer applies to all packages below.
The Hollyford Track is open again as of 20 December 2020 But you do have to walk an extra 3km until April.
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 and huts to sleep in.
We will run a package deal from Te Anau or the Hollyford Road end from January to May 2021. Minimum number of 2 people per booking. For single travellers, we have had very limited availability due to low numbers of bookings for the track this year. Bookings can only be made for parties of two or more for the rest of this season.
The following costs are for freedom walkers, cost is per person and includes the flight and the road transport. The 20% discount does not apply to these flights.
Option 1, Fly In, Walk Out.
10am Pickup: Hollyford Road End – Travel by road to Milford Sound. 11am Fixed wing flight to Martins Bay. Cost $310PP
Option 2, Walk In, Fly Out
11am Drive your car to the Hollyford road end, walk the Hollyford track. Pickup from Martins Bay, fly fixed wing to Milford Sound – Travel by road to Hollyford Road End. Cost $310
If you do not have your own car you can travel from Te Anau to Milford by road to Milford Sound, fly from Milford to Martins Bay, walk the Hollyford track and be picked up at the road end for road transport back to Te Anau $375.
If you can provide your own road transport and only want the flights its $275 per person
For group bookings of 4 people or more group discount will apply please contact us directly for a quote.
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. Usually the guided walkers will communicate this but its not a given. If you do not have an inreach we recommend you hire a mountain radio for both safety and ease of communication. These can be hired for $55 per week from Stew Burnby in Te Anau, phone 021 612 061. http://www.mountainradio.co.nz/bookings.html
Fly to Big Bay, only works if low tide is around mid morning. This is an extra $75 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.
You do need to camp one night between Gorge River and Big Bay.
More information about the track can be found in the DOC www.doc.govt.nz