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Hollyford Foray

Fiordland’s ancient and untamed natural realm mesmerises me on every visit. Whether it’s a day trip to Milford Sound, or a boat ride across the Manapouri to access Doubtful Sound, every visit leaves me tingling in awe at nature’s raw power and spell-binding grandeur

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Flats & Fables

THE last person to claim to have seen NZ's famed giant moa was a seven-year-old girl who lived on Fiordland's west coast in the later 800's. Alice McKenzie kept a diary of life in one NZ's most remote settlements and in her 1947 memoir she says in 1887 she saw a large blue bird unlike anything she'd seen before.

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Discovering the Natural Beauty of Hollyford Track: A New Zealand Travel Diary

The day I returned home from the Hollyford Track there was gentle summer rain, and as I watched from the window the wind combing out the lime-green, Japanese maple leaves,...

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Calming Green, Delightful Communities and Dreams 

Think no cell coverage, no stress, no rush. It’s exactly as Ngāi Tahu Tourism likes it. Mana whenua has owned the award-winning hiking operation, located deep within the UNESCO World Heritage site, since 2003—and there’s good reason why the marketing material reads: “Not your usual walk in the park”.

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Why this experience will change your life

I was feeling mega locked-in by city life and city stress and city days – You too? 

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Hiking Adventures in the South Island

Walkers, hikers and trekkers are spoiled for choice on New Zealand’s South Island, with some of the best walks in the world.

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Top Places to Visit In New Zealand

New Zealand tops the list of ‘must visit’ destinations, for tourists from around the world. Every year, it’s the combination of stunning scenery, exciting activities (like skiing, jet boating and bungy jumping)...

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Rare penguins delight walkers

Hollyford Track Guided Walks, owned and operated by Ngāi Tahu Tourism, has opened for the summer season and early walkers on the track have been rewarded with regular sightings of...

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Hollyford Track Takes Over Guided Walks NZ

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A land untamed

On the side of the Hollyford Valley track is an immense rimu that was a seedling 1000 years ago when no humans had ever walked this waterlogged way. The massive tree...

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