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Fiordland is a stunning corner of New Zealand and we would love to guide you through this forgotten valley. Our small group sizes create the opportunity for a personal and social experience that is unrivaled, as you journey through the valley from the Mountains to the Sea. Traversing by foot, jet boat and finally helicopter you travel further and see more in just 3 days! In fact, to do it all on foot, and independently, would take you almost a week.
Joining a guided walk on the Hollyford Track is the perfect way to celebrate a special occasion – be it a significant birthday, an anniversary, or an annual get together with friends – you'll leave wondering why you didn't come earlier!
We employ a small team of local wilderness guides who are dedicated to New Zealand's environment, culture, history and heritage. Your expert guides are passionate about the Fiordland area and in particular the Hollyford Valley. They are extremely knowledgeable about the flora, fauna, geology and geography as well as the rich Maori 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.
Our two private wilderness lodges offer far more than hot showers, warm beds and food. With two live in hosts at both Pyke and Martins Bay Lodges you'll be offered fine cuisine with impeccable service in equally large measure!
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.