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Backpacking / Trekking in Hollyford Track, Te Anau, Southland New Zealand

Length:
56 km/34.8 miles
Distance:
4-5 days
Te Anau is a small town, situated in Fiordland region, in the South Island of New Zealand.

The town lies on the eastern side of Te Anau Lake (the second largest lake of New Zealand with more than 400 m/1312 ft depth) and is literally on the border of Fiordland National Park and Te Wahipounamu World Heritage Area, offering a getaway to awe-inspiring landscapes and magnificent sites of wild nature.

Hollyford Track starts at Hollyford Road End and finishes at Martins Bay on the West Coast. It extends for 56 km/34 mi and is one of the best trekking tracks worldwide, traversing Fiordland National Park (World Heritage Area).

Grasp the unique opportunity to pass by the spectacular Hollyford River, cross beech forests and ice-carved valleys and enjoy the truly breathtaking view of the Hidden Falls. Highlight of your journey: when you get to Martins Bay, you will see fur seals and the penguins (certain times of the year). If you wish to complete the track, you should allow 4-5 days depending on fitness level. There are six DOC huts, where you can spend the night. Alternatively you can camp outside the huts.

Note: For hut and accommodation information check with the official DOC website. Bookings are essential.

How to Get to Destination

BY CAR FROM From Te Anau to start of Hollyford Track
104 km (64.6 miles), 1 hour 29 min
Follow State Highway 94 and turn onto Lower Hollyford Rd.
BY CAR FROM Queenstown
171 km (106.2 miles), 2 hours 4 min
Follow State Highway 6 and turn right onto State Highway 97.
BY CAR FROM Milford Sound
117 km (72.7 miles), 1 hour 21 min
Follow State Highway 94 and turn right onto Milford Cres.
BY CAR FROM Dunedin
290 km (180.2 miles), 3 hours 32 min
Follow State Highway 1 and continue onto State Highway 94.
BY AIR
Manapuri Airport,
15 km/9.3 miles from Te Anau

Schools

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BOOKING REQUEST
Rafting & Outdoor activities, North Island
/ Kaituna River, New Zealand, North Island

Winter/Spring 2016-2017

Oceania/South America/Europe

January – NEW ZEALAND
River Rafting Tour Class III / IV / V & outdoor experiences on Kaituna River.

Not an expedition. 21 Days – air travel not included.

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