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 and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

2 Day Fiordland Heli Escape

Experience the highlights of this remote wilderness

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2 Day Fiordland Heli Escape

19/20 Season (October 2019 - April 2020)

Please note: Due to the recent unprecedented heavy rain and flooding in Fiordland, we are no longer taking bookings for the remainder of this season. We are however happy to take bookings for next season which operates beween October 2020 and April 2021. If you currently have a confirmed booking for this season (up until April 2020) our customer service team will be in touch with you over the coming week. Please call our team on 0800 832 226 if you have any questions. 

A taste of the Hollyford: enjoy the highlights of the Martins Bay region

Hollyford track, Fiordland NZYou're standing on  the shores of a glistening lake, where mighty fiords descend into pristine waterways, and majestic mountains rise above lush rainforest. The nearest sealed road is 35 kilometres away; access is by air or boat alone. Your nearest neighbours are a colony of fur seals and the only sound is the distant crash of waves on the rugged coastline.

Welcome to Martins Bay, Fiordland.

This is one of the most remote and spectacular locations our region has to offer. Home to Fiordland National Park (of World Heritage status) and an abundance of legends of those who tried to tame this wild terrain long ago. Despite this remote location, a comfortable private lodge awaits you, complete with your attentive lodge hosts and delicious three-course dinner.

Join us for an unforgettable journey into this untamed wilderness, where our world famous hospitality and guiding expertise meets a breath-taking landscape to create memories that will last a lifetime.

The 2 Day Fiordland Heli Escape is a 2 day / 1 night all-inclusive guided walk and wilderness experience. Flying by helicopter from Milford Sound to beautiful Martins Bay you'll experience the magic of this remote and rugged coastal area including a walk through the majestic Podocarp forest and the seal colony at Long Reef. Your guide will share a wealth of local knowledge as you explore this area by foot and jet boat. You'll be welcomed into our private lodge at Martins Bay where you'll enjoy a delicious three-course meal, a hot shower and our kiwi hospitality. The next morning you'll enjoy a hearty breakfast before exploring the remains of historic settlement Jamestown then jet boating back to the lodge for morning tea. Your escape will conclude with a scenic helicopter ride back to Milford Sound.

To book your 2 Day Fiordland Heli Escape please contact our reservations team or book online:

Ph: +64 3 442 3000

Toll free ( NZ) 0800 832 226

Toll free (AUS) 1800 352 869

Toll free (USA) 1866 792 5168



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If you don't wish to drive yourself to Milford or require coach transport, our friends at Trips and Tramps are happy to help. Please contact them on 0800 305 807 to arrange your transport options.


The Hollyford Track 2 Day Fiordland Heli Escape includes:

  • Friendly, knowledgeable & professional guides
  • Wilderness jet boat journey
  • Stunning scenic helicopter ride from Milford to Martins Bay return
  • Friendly professional lodge hosts
  • Accommodation in our well-appointed private lodge at Martins Bay with twin share bunk-style bedrooms, shared bathrooms, hot showers and flush toilets
  • All bedding including duvets and hot water bottles, towels, soap, shampoo and hairdryers
  • All meals on the track
  • Use of backpacks and rain jackets if required 

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Itinerary in brief

DAY 1 
Scenic helicopter flight from Milford Sound to Martins Bay. Explore the rugged coastal wilderness including the seal colony at Long Reef. Return by jet boat to Martins Bay lodge for your overnight experience.  Walking distance 7km (4.3 miles).

DAY 2 
Jet boat to historic Jamestown and walk through the majestic podocarp forest back to the lodge for morning tea. Board your helicopter for the flight back to Milford. Walking distance 7km (4.3 miles).

Hollyford Track are proud members of Ngāi Tahu Tourism who offer a variety of attractions and tours in NZ, including:
Franz Josef Glacier Guides
Dart River
Guided Walks New Zealand
Shotover Jet
NZ Snowshoeing
Hukafalls Jet
Rainbow Springs