Fiordland National Park: Hiking Hollyford Track
By Justine Tyerman

The Hollyford Track is an ideal way to experience the very essence of New Zealand’s wilderness, as well as the country’s rich history and heritage.

Located in Fiordland National Park, the remote and spectacular Hollyford Valley is home to breathtaking beech forest and a rich New Zealand history. On the three-day / two-night all-inclusive Hollyford Track guided wilderness experience, you will be transported from the mountains to the sea, traversing the valley by foot, jetboat, and helicopter. The trip concludes with a helicopter flight into Milford Sound.

Being guided on your multi-day adventure, you will experience and learn a great deal more than you would if walking independently. Along the way, your expert and passionate guide will bring to life the diversity of landscapes, vegetation, and wildlife, as well as the captivating stories of the original Māori and early pioneering families. You’ll enjoy first rate cuisine prepared and served by your friendly lodge hosts, while relaxing in your well-appointed and comfortable private lodges.

To learn more about the Hollyford Track, read our in-depth account here.


Contributing Editor Justine Tyerman is an award-winning travel writer, journalist and sub-editor from Gisborne, New Zealand, with 20 years’ experience in newspaper and freelance work. Check out her work at and Tyerman’s Travels Facebook.