Cut yourself off from the world and go where few have tread before !
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In only two short days you will helicopter into a remote location, walk amongst seals and through native bush. Alongside this your expert guide will not only bring to life the diversity of landscapes, vegetation and wildlife within this beautiful valley, but will tell captivating stories of the early pioneers.
On this all inclusive experience you’ll enjoy cuisine prepared and served by our friendly lodge hosts while relaxing in our well appointed and comfortable private lodge, at Martins Bay. To conclude you will jet boat far up the Hollyford Valley and hike through a ‘World Heritage Area’ alongside towering mountains and walk out through the native beech forest to the road end . . . and eventually reach cell phone coverage!
Set amidst spectacular scenery, Martins Bay is the perfect venue to stimulate and motivate your team. With no mobile phone coverage or email access you’ll have no disruptions, and be actively engaged in the wilderness, ensuring you get the most out of your time with your team!
Day 1 – 7km (4.3miles)
Upon your arrival into Milford, you’ll board your helicopter for a scenic flight - flying from the truly spectacular and dramatic Milford Sound over the inland foothills and drop into Martins Bay. Enjoy lunch in a safari style tent, then set off on a walk into a tenacious coastal garden. Thunderous surf on the rugged West Coast is a prelude to a bay of boulders where the rare Fiordland Crested Penguin is a seasonal visitor. A little further on, Long Reef plays host to a rookery of native New Zealand Fur Seals where you’ll marvel at their nimble skills whether in the crashing surf or sunning themselves upon the rocky foreshore. You’ll return via jet boat to Martins Bay Lodge for a hot shower, before enjoying a gourmet food platter followed by a hot smoked Salmon dinner. Then, sit back and relax with a post dinner drink while reflecting on a great first day.
Day 2 – 18km (11.2miles)
Wake up to a hearty breakfast, then board your jet boat for a captivating scenic ride up Lake McKerrow to the Hollyford river. As you travel up the river the mountains rise dramatically until you reach the Pyke River confluence, where you will depart your jet boat. Here you begin your 18km (11.2miles) walk heading up the Hollyford Valley, over Little Homer Saddle you’ll make a brief stop at Hidden Falls, before arriving at your lunch spot. Shadowing the Hollyford River and beneath the gaze of the peaks of the mighty Southern Alps, you’ll retrace footsteps of early pioneer explorers, as the track undulates gently through native beech forest and beside tumbling waterfalls. Enjoy interesting interpretation of the forest and bird life on the way to the Hollyford Road End. There our bus awaits to return you to Queenstown.
OCEAN to ALPS Management Team Building rate including return transport ex Queenstown NZ$1275
This is your opportunity to save $300 per person - book by 30 October 2014
and pay only $975 per person. Quote 'Hollyford Team Building early bird' when you contact us.
Hollyford Track reservations team to discuss your options further.
Ph 0800 832226 / + 64 3 442 3000