Fiordland region

The beautiful Hollyford Track. Photo copyright: Douglas Thorne. DOC USE ONLY.

Tramping adventure on the beautiful Hollyford Track

Fiordland region map.

A tramp from the mountains to the sea

The Hollyford Track is a fantastic tramping adventure for those who like to be a little off the beaten track, but still have a good track and huts to stay in. 

Beginning among the sheer rock walls of the Darran Mountains in Fiordland National Park, the track follows the Hollyford River/Whakatipu Kā Tuka on its journey to the sea at Martins Bay, on the wild West Coast.

With no alpine sections this track is rarely cut off by snow so you can tramp it in any season (depending on weather).

The first part of the track offers a great overnight option for families or those with limited time.

View the Hollyford Track brochure (PDF, 1,959K).

Alert/Important notice

 Current conditions / pest control

  • 3 wire bridge has been washed out at Mt Webb near Hokuri Hut. A temporary track is marked through the stream. In heavy rain this may become impassable
  • A big windfall on Little Homer Saddle, takes 20 minutes to get past
  • Roving rangers present on the track for summer

Pest control in the Lower Hollyford area

Pest control operation (part of Battle for our Birds) from the Pyke/Hollyford Junction to the Coast (lower Hollyford) took place on 5 November 2014. Follow precautions indicated by signage until further notice. This is part of predator control programme.

The treatment area was approximately 19,617 ha – encompassing the lower half of the Hollyford Valley (from the Pyke Junction 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.

Tramping trackTramping track


4 - 5 days


56 km

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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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