Fiordland region

Beautiful Hollyford Valley. Photo copyight: Michael Dawes. DOC USE ONLY.

Beautiful Hollyford Valley

Map of New Zealand highlighting the Fiordland region.

Remote journey from mountains to the sea

Discover the secrets of this wild, forested valley in northern Fiordland, following the Hollyford River/Whakatipu Kā Tuka from the impressive Darran Mountain area down to the wild, west coast sea.

A key feature of the valley is the Hollyford Track which offers year round tramping for those who enjoy a more remote experience, while still using tracks and huts.

There are even more hardy options for trampers, hunters and fishers, including exploring the adjacent Pyke River and Pyke Forest in the north-east.

Alert/Important notice

 Pest control operation

Pest control in the Lower Hollyford area

From 12 September 2014 DOC intends to apply cereal baits containing 1080 to control rats and possums for the protection of forest ecosystems as part of our Battle for our Birds programme.

The treatment area is approximately 19,617 ha – encompassing the lower half of the Hollyford Valley (from the head of Lake McKerrow to the Coast). It also includes the lowerpart of the Kaipo River and some private land in the Lake McKerrow/Martins Bay area. Get more information and a map.

Contact the Fiordland National Park Visitor Centre for more information.


The Hollyford Valley is in Fiordland National Park, and is part of Te Wāhipounamu - South West New Zealand World Heritage Area. Access is either by road via the Milford Road, or by light aircraft to Martins Bay at the river mouth.

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Check, Clean, Dry between waterways and stop the spread of didymo.

Didymo controls in Fiordland National Park


Follow the Outdoor Safety Code:
1. Plan your trip
2. Tell someone
3. Be aware of the weather
4. Know your limits
5. Take sufficient supplies

Alerts for Fiordland places


Te Rua-o-te-moko / Fiordland National Park Visitor Centre
Phone:      +64 3 249 7924
Address:   Fiordland National Park
Visitor Centre
Lakefront Drive
Te Anau 9600
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