Hell's Gate is located in the South of Lake Naivasha and at about 90 km/55 mi in the northwest of Nairobi City. It covers an area of 68 km²/26.25 mi² and is at 1900 m/6233 ft above sea level. Some of the highlights are the Fischer's tower, Central tower and Hell's Gate gorge. Although there is a wide variety of wildlife, it is famous for a variety of bird species including vultures, verreaux's eagles, swifts and augur buzzards.
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Backpacking / Trekking in Hollyford Track, Te Anau, Southland 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.
Relevant activites based in New Zealand
January – NEW ZEALAND
River Rafting Tour Class III / IV / V & outdoor experiences on Kaituna River.
Not an expedition. 21 Days – air travel not included.