Introduction

Enjoy this easy day walk along the Hollyford Track to the beautiful Hidden Falls or the nearby hut for lunch.

Track overview

18 km return via same track

Walking and tramping

4 - 6 hr Advanced: Tramping track

Dog access

No dogs

About this track

Description

This walk is part of the Hollyford Track, which starts at the end of the Hollyford Road. For information about all sections of the track, see Hollyford Track description.

After crossing Humboldt Creek follow the old road to the start of the track, which initially sidles along bluffs, with swampland to the left.

Tranquil forest scenes, day walking on the Hollyford Track. Photo copyright: Douglas Thorne.
Tranquil forest scenes, day walking on the Hollyford Track

Sections of raised board walk cross areas prone to flooding.

Where Swamp Creek joins the Hollyford River/Whakatipu Kā Tuka the track follows the river bank with occasional views of the Darran Mountains.

At Hidden Falls Creek the track passes Sunshine Hut (private), and continues upstream to the swingbridge. You can view the falls two minutes on from the bridge. Hidden Falls Hut (12 bunks) is reached 10 minutes after crossing the bridge. You can see Mt Madeline from here.

Return the same way.

This is a good, valley-based day walk for families and for when bad weather prevents walking in exposed areas.

Getting there

To find the Hollyford Road, turn off from the Milford Road (SH94) at Marian Corner, a few minutes towards Milford Sound from The Divide. Marian Corner is about 87 km along the Milford Road from Te Anau.

Allow 2 hours to drive from Te Anau to the end of the Hollyford Road.

Contacts

Te Rua-o-te-moko / Fiordland National Park Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 3 249 7924
Email:   fiordlandvc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   Fiordland National Park
Visitor Centre
Lakefront Drive
Te Anau 9600
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