Loading supplies into helicopter


Once you have booked your Hollyford Wilderness Experience, you can relax and let us take care of the transport details for you. You can choose to begin your travels with us either in Queenstown or Te Anau, simply let us know your plans at the time of booking and we will take care of the rest. You are welcome to change your start location - just let us know. 


What transport is included? 

  • Return coach transport from Queenstown or Te Anau
  • Wilderness jet boat journey down the picturesque Hollyford River across Lake McKerrow 
  • Breathtaking helicopter flight into Milford Sound 


For visitors with time to spare, you can add on another trip which highlights even more of the spectacular landscape, be it by boat, aeroplane or helicopter. Check out our Add-on Tour options.




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Queenstown Departure  

If you are flying into Queenstown Airport you can jump on board our private coach which will depart for Te Anau at the following times: 

2:30pm (onwards) - Central Queenstown Hotels

3:00pm - The Station Building, Duke Street, Queenstown

3:30pm - Queenstown Airport

The drive time to Te Anau is approximately 2 hours.

Upon arrival in Te Anau, you will be taken straight to your accommodation at the Distinction Hotel, located at 64 Lakefront Drive. After checking in, you will need to attend the briefing held at the hotel at 6.30pm. Dinner will be served after the briefing.


Self drive option

Accommodation and dinner for the evening is at the Distinction Hotel, located at 64 Lakefront Drive. You will need to attend the briefing which is held at the hotel at 6.30pm. Please ensure you arrive in time to attend this. Dinner will be served after the briefing.

You are welcome to check in to the hotel prior to the briefing if time allows, or you can opt to wait until the briefing is finished.

Parking is available on site at the Distinction Hotel for the duration of the Hollyford Wilderness Experience.