COVID-19 Update as at 11.05.20 - As a result of the impact of COVID-19, including the ongoing border closure we are currently closed. If you have an advance booking or voucher our friendly team will be getting in touch with you this month to discuss your booking. The team will have a number of calls to make so we thank you for your patience at this time. If you have any immediate concerns please email info@hollyfordtrack.co.nz and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

Why travel with us?

Small groups, great hosts and diverse experiences

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Why walk with us?

Hospitatlity - where comfort meets adventure

Fiordland is a stunning corner of New Zealand, as unique as it is remote. Our small group sizes create the opportunity for a personal and social experience that is unrivaled as you journey through this region. Traversing by foot, jet boat and helicopter you travel further and see more than you would on your own.  At the end of the day you'll be welcomed by our lodge hosts, a roaring fire and hot showers followed by a delicious three course meal. No need to carry your own food and bedding so your packs are lighter and your experience far more comfortable overall.

Guides

Our passionate and knowledgeabale guides live and breathe the Hollyford and love to share the incredible wealth of knowledge they have. Our guiding team are dedicated to New Zealand's environment, culture, history and heritage and are experts in their field. They are extremely knowledgeable about the flora, fauna, geology and geography as well as the rich Māori and pioneering history of this spectacular part of New Zealand. Your guides are natural leaders and story tellers, and with 2 guides to a maximum group size of 16, they are able to deliver an unrivalled level of individualised interpretation and guiding. Hollyford Track is a personalised experience and with your guide sharing their intimate knowledge of the area with you, it's a wonderful way to explore the very essence of New Zealand's wilderness.    

Safety

Walking, jet boating and flying through some of the most inaccessible parts of Fiordland, rest assured that your safety and well-being is our first priority.

Hollyford Track is owned by Ngai Tahu Tourism, and as the original inhabitants of this part of New Zealand have a long term guiding vision that is about people. 

Ngai Tahu's tourism roots extend back to when our ancestors were the guides for many of the first European explorers.  Now tourism allows Ngai Tahu to extend to our visitors our manaakitanga (hospitality) and provide rich experiences within our natural environment, now and for generations to come.  Mo Tatou, a, mo ka uri a muri ake nei - For us and our children after us.