Beautiful Hollyford Valley
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.
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.
Be inspired to visit the Hollyford Valley and its beech tree forested scenery, famous mountain peaks, and tramping grounds including the relatively remote and any-season Hollyford Track.
There are many activities to enjoy in the beautiful Hollyford Valley, including walking and tramping, boating, climbing, fishing, guided activities, hunting, kayaking and more.
In the Hollyford Valley you can stay at a DOC backcountry hut on the Hollyford Track or Pyke-Big Bay Route, or there are commercial options in Hollyford Road.
Find out about getting there, facilities, weather and safety for planning your trip to the Hollyford Valley in Fiordland.
Fiordland National Park has spectacular ice-carved fiords, lakes and valleys, rugged granite tops and pristine mountain to sea vistas.
The Hollyford Track is a fantastic 4-8 day Fiordland tramp from the mountains to the sea at Martins Bay, and can be walked all year round.
Weather and climate in Fiordland
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 trip2. Tell someone3. Be aware of the weather4. Know your limits5. Take sufficient supplies
Alerts for Fiordland places