This challenging tramping route from the Hollyford Road climbs the slope to meet the Routeburn Track near Harris Saddle.

Track overview

3 km one way

Walking and tramping

5 hr one way Expert: Route

Dog access

No dogs

About this track


This is a challenging tramping route.

From the Hollyford Road the track climbs steadily to reach the Routeburn Track at a point half an hour before the Harris Saddle. There is a creek to cross, which may be impassable after heavy rain.

From Hollyford Road up to the Routeburn Track takes about 5 hours.

There are fantastic views back over the Hollyford Valley and Fiordland mountains.

Getting there

The track begins from the lower Hollyford Road, 2 km below Gunns Camp.

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.

Know before you go

This is a route so you will need above average fitness and high level backcountry (remote areas) skills and experience, including navigation and survival skills.

Note: If you plan to stay at huts or campsites along the Routeburn Track, bookings are required.


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