- ABOUT THE SPOT
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.