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We were delighted to host Debbie Griffiths from Three's The Cafe on the Hollyford 3 Day experience recently.
Did you know that Captain Cook brewed a beer with rimu foliage to keep his sailors scurvy-free? Or that New Zealand soldiers suffering from dysentery during World War II were treated with tea made from the native koromiko plant? Those are just two pieces of knowledge I picked up during a three-day guided walk of the Hollyford Track in Fiordland recently.
The Hollyford may well be one of the most isolated wilderness pockets of New Zealand, but it certainly didn’t deter some plucky pioneers from calling it home, as Mike Yardley discovered on the Hollyford Track.
After a first full day of hiking delight on the Hollyford Track, Mike Yardley ventured from Pyke Lodge to magnificent Martins Bay and the booming surf of the Tasman.
Shandelle Battersby gets a taste of tramping through the bush, with the luxury of home.
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
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.
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,...
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”.
I was feeling mega locked-in by city life and city stress and city days – You too?