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Hollyford Track

Flight and bus packages for tramping the Hollyford track

The Hollyford Track is a 56km 5 day Fiordland walk from the Hollyford road end at Gunns camp to the sea at Martins Bay.

It is possible to walk in and out if you have 8-10 days or alternately you can fly in or out. 

There is also the possibility to book a jetboat with Hollyford Guided Walks, info@hollyfordtrack.com

In all cases we seriously recommend spending a night at Martins Bay, it is the highlight of the walk and too many people miss this awesome place as they rush off up the valley.

Enquire direct for family specials and children prices.

Fly Fiordland offers 5 options for Hollyford Track, Flights to Martins Bay and Shuttle transfers from Te Anau.

We have this service available Monday, Wednesday and Friday. There will be some added availability added over long weekends and public holidays, also large parties of 4 or more may be able to book custom times.

Transport from Te Anau

Option 1A

8am Bus from Te Anau to Milford Sound. Depart Milford and fly to Martins Bay arriving 11am, walk for 4-5 days. You will then need to book the bus back to Te Anau with Option 2. (This can be reversed to align with weather or disrupted schedule) Cost $330 pp

Option 1B 

The reverse trip to 1A. You will need to book Option 2B shuttle bus from Te Anau to the Hollyford Trail first. Walk to Martins Bay where we recommend you stay the night. The flight departs Martins Bay approx 11am and takes you to Milford, a shuttle then takes you back to Te Anau arriving mid afternoon. Cost $330 pp

Option 2A

Catch bus from Hollyford Track (Trail Head) at 2pm, back to Te Anau about 4pm. Cost $65 pp

Option 2B

Catch bus from Te Anau at 8am to Hollyford Track (Trail Head). Cost $65 pp

Drive your car to the Hollyford trail head.

Option 3

Drive you own car to the Hollyford Track (Trail Head), Bus pickup about 0930 to Milford Sound, fly to Martins Bay arriving about 11am. This is the best option as you can pace yourself walking back to the car rather than having to meet the plane at a scheduled time. Cost $330 pp

Option 4.

Drive your own car to the Hollyford Track (Trail Head), walk for 4-5 days to Martins Bay.

Fly to Milford about 1030am. Bus to Hollyford Track (Trail Head) about 1230pm. Book the day you want to fly out, not the day you start the track. Cost $330 pp

Option 5

Flight only from Milford. In or out. Cost $295 pp

Further Information

We are currently only taking bookings through to March 31st 2023. This is due to the Labour Government pushing to close Milford Airport to make room for a bus park. Further information can be found here, https://www.milfordopportunities.nz/. A decision to continue taking bookings for April 2023 onwards will be made in February 2023.

As of November 1st 2022 all  credit cards used to pay for flights will incur an additional fee. This is a NZ government initiative to charge overseas cards more than domestic NZ cards to lower costs for NZ users.  For NZ card holders the fee is about 1%, for overseas cards the fee could be as high as 5% for a premium card. The Eftpos machine decides the percentage so we cannot accurately quote sorry.

Please bring a actual credit card to pay, your phone will not work.

Hollyford track packages are available to book Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Outside these dates we can only take reservations for a group of 4 or more subject to availability.

If you do not intend to fly and only want the bus try Trips and Tramps or Tracknet.

The times are variable due weather and road conditions.

For parties of 4 or more different dates/times may be available. 

Children are half price but we do occasionally carry children for free on a space available basis if minimum numbers are met. 

You can add Big Bay on for a flat fee of $95, for 1-5 passengers. It is low tide dependent. Check low tide here.

For the ultra hard, add on a flight to Cascade, a flat additional fee of $550 applies, 1-4 passengers or 5 passengers if 2 are children. This airstrip requires permission from the owner which will take some time to organise.

For parties flying out of Martins Bay.

We provide a satellite communication device, (inreach)

You will receive a further email from us about the details and procedures where to meet etc. Please read this and check that you go to the correct airstrip and not assume you will work it out when you get there.

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Track condition and feedback

Fly Fiordland asks customers to please provide feedback on the track.

This can be entered in the form below.

At the bottom of the page are form responses so you can see what others had to say.

Before you go check with DoC for latest track conditions.

https://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/places-to-go/fiordland/places/fiordland-national-park/things-to-do/tracks/hollyford-track/

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