Martins Bay looking towards Hollyford Valley
Image: Jonathan Astin | ©

Introduction

Explore the remote, forested Hollyford Valley where the river flows from dramatic Fiordland mountains to the west coast sea. Enjoy tramping the Hollyford Track, or hunting, fishing, climbing and more.

Highlights

A remote and beautiful area - the Hollyford Valley is isolated with only one road for access, via the Milford Road. The scenery ranges from the dramatic glacier-carved mountainscapes near the Homer Tunnel, down beautiful riverside forest to Lake McKerrow, wetlands and wild coastal seascapes at Martins Bay.

A tramp from the mountains to the sea -  the Hollyford Track offers year round tramping for those who enjoy a more remote experience, while still using tracks and huts. 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.

A paradise for climbers, hunters, adventurers - the peaks at the head of the Hollyford Valley, the Darran Mountains, are famous in climbing circles. Many other activities can be enjoyed in this area, from tramping the more challenging Pyke- Big Bay Track, to hunting, fishing and boating in the river and exciting kayaking expeditions.

Find things to do and places to stay Hollyford Valley area

The peaks at the head of the Hollyford Valley, the Darran Mountains, are famous in climbing circles.

Contacts

Te Rua-o-te-moko / Fiordland National Park Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 3 249 7924
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   fiordlandvc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   Fiordland National Park
Visitor Centre
Lakefront Drive
Te Anau 9600
Postal Address:   PO Box 29
Te Anau 9640
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