Track Transport

Hollyford Track Transport

Package from Te Anau

  • from per person
    NZ$410

Hollyford Jet Boat


  • NZ$140

Hassle-free Transport packages for independent walkers

Trips & Tramp's will co-ordinate all transport for you to hike, or as in New Zealand 'tramp', the beautiful Hollyford Track independently.  Our Hollyford Track Transport package includes a Te Anau accommodation pickup and drop off, overland transport and a flight between Milford Sound and Martins Bay.

Ex Te Anau Return transport 

Package includes return transport from Te Anau & flight Milford Sound to Martins Bay

You are collected from your Te Anau accommodation and transported overland on the spectacular alpine highway to Milford Sound by Trips & Tramps comfortable coach. After arriving at Milford Sound you will fly to Martins Bay by helicopter or fixed wing plane*.

On conclusion of your tramp you will be collected from the Hollyford Road end in the afternoon and transported back to Te Anau by road. We can offer this pick up any day but it must be pre-booked.

Jetboat Add-On

There is an option available to take a jet-boat from Martins Bay Hut to Pyke River confluence (there are no drop offs along the way just a service between these points).  Note this service is an additional charge, and provided by Hollyford Track Guided Walk so may not be available on occasions.

*Flight notes:The majority of flights will be back-loading on the Hollyford Guided Walks helicopter, this will impact on cost and availability. If you have a group of 4 + please let us know as the fixed wing plane is available for groups at a lower cost and can be scheduled any day.

Bookings for the summer season from late October 2019 are starting to become available. Please go to the book now button for availability. We hope to keep updating this as more dates become available so please keep checking!

 

Arrangements worked out superbly

I just wanted to let you know that the arrangements worked out superbly and we are very grateful to you and the Trips and Tramps team for getting us into the Hollyford and out safely. The trip into Milford was a nice addition to the journey home as it’s been a few years since we were there.

Steve H

The whole experience was fantastic

My husband & I booked with Trips & Tramps for our drop off & pick up for the Hollyford Walking Track. The whole experience was fantastic.The trip with Michelle, our driver to Milford Sound was both fun filled and extremely knowledgeable. We were met at the airstrip by our pilot who flew us into Martins Bay, a 15 minute journey which was breathtakingly beautiful, so worth it! We spent 6 days on the walk, which at times was challenging due to the continual rain, but an amazing "back country adventure" until Alabaster Hut where the track through to the Hollyford Road end was more "back country comfort" Becks, our driver took us back to Te Anau, she was delightful and equally as knowledgeable as Michelle had been. Would have no hesitation in recommending Trips & Tramps, they do it so well!

jjmmrmbm (Trip Advisor)

Fantastic to deal with!

Trips & Tramps were fantastic to deal with. On time with friendly & knowledgeable drivers who were always helpful.

Jane D

Our Hollyford Trip was so good!

"Many thanks for your assistance in making sure our HT trip got off to such a good start – and continued that way."

Gerald, Motueka, NZ
  • Queenstown
  • Te Anau
  • Milford Sound
  • Hollyford Road End
  • Marian Corner
  • The Divide
  • Gunns Camp
  • Milford Sound airport
  • Martins Bay Airstrip
  • Hollyford track
  • Demon Trail
  • Martins Bay Hut

Schedule

Flights

Flights to the Hollyford Valley are between Milford and Martins Bay, as this is the most reliable route with weather. The flight to Martins Bay is approximately 15 minutes in duration.

Departures are scheduled approximately every second day from late October to end end of April. Most flights will take place by helicopter, working in with Hollyford Guided Walks departures.  Please see booking button for dates and costs, as these will vary and space will be limited.

Bus

Our bus travels on the following route from 01 October through to 30 April:

6.30 am or 7.45 am Depart Te Anau

8.30 am or 10.30 am Arrive Milford Sound

1.30 pm Depart Milford Sound

2.30 pm Arrive Hollyford Road End

4.30 pm Arrive Te Anau

*Sorry we cannot pick up from the Hollyford Road end and transport you to Milford Sound, our schedule does not allow for this.  

Ex Te Anau Package

In day - Te Anau to Milford Sound, flight to Martins Bay

6.30 am or 7.45 am Pick up Te Anau (accommodation pick up available if details provided).

8.30 am or 10.30 am Arrive Milford Sound.

There may be time for a boat cruise so let us know if you wish to do this as we can help make the arrangements!

Helicopter: Report to the Milford Airport at 11.30 am, and fly between midday and 2.00 pm.

Fixed Wing: Report to the Milford Airport at 10.30 am and fly as soon as conditions allow.

From the airstrip at Martins Bay it is a 1.5 hour walk to Martins Bay hut (we recommend you spend the first night on the track here).

Walk track upstream from Martins Bay to Hollyford Track End

Out day - Hollyford Track end to Te Anau
2.30 pm Hollyford Track (at the end of the Hollyford Road)

4.30 pm Te Anau (November to April) or 5.30 pm (October)

In October the transfer from the Hollyford Road end to Te Anau may not be direct and can include short walks and scenic stops along the Milford Road. You will be offered afternoon tea, including home-baked biscuits and a hot drink if this occurs, return time to Te Anau may be as late as 5.30 pm.

Return Cost per person Ex Te Anau

Helicopter: 6.30 am Departure NZD$395.00, 7.45 am Departure NZD$410.00

Fixed Wing: 6.30 am Departure NZD$315.00, 7.45 am departure NZD $330.00 per person.

See booking button for availability and cost, as these will vary each day due to availability.  

Booking Confirmations and cancellation Policy

A NZD$25 non-refundable deposit is required to process the booking, with the balance due within 14 days if the booking is confirmed. Client cancellations 3 days or more from the date of travel will be refunded, less the NZD$25.00 per person non-refundable deposit. Refunds within 3 days will be at the discretion of Trips & Tramps management.

If you have selected the discounted earlier departure of 6.30 am from Te Anau, Trips & Tramps reserves the rights to delay your departure to 7.45 am. You will be contacted the evening prior if this change is to be made.

 

Hollyford Track Information

The Hollyford Track is a fantastic tramping adventure for those who like to be a little off the beaten track, but still have a good track and huts to stay in. 

Huts are on a first-come basis, and there is no booking system.  You just need hut tickets from the Department of Conservation ($15 per night).

Depending on your motivations and fitness you can walk the Hollyford Track in 3-5 days. For options to walk the track see our Independent guide to walking the Hollyford Track blog.

With no alpine sections this track is rarely cut off by snow so you can tramp it year round, though transport options are restricted in the winter months.

For frequently asked questions please see our blog on Hollyford Track Independent Walk Questions Answered!

Keep Safe

Plan properly for your trip and ensure your party has a capable, leader. Be sure you have all the necessary equipment and clothing.  Physical fitness and good equipment will make all the difference to the enjoyment of your trip.

  • We strongly recommend that you carry a Personal Locator Beacon, these can be hired in Te Anau.
  • Take enough food, clothing and equipment, portable stoves and fuel. 
  • Sections of the track can become impassable after heavy rain, especially along the Demon Trail area and at the Jerusalem River between Hokuri and Martins Bay Hut. Be prepared to sit it out.
  • Orange markers will guide the way along the track.
  • There are several three-wire bridges on the Demon Trail section.
  • Check at the Fiordland National Park Visitor Centre for conditions before you go.

Before you go into the outdoors, tell someone your plans and leave a date to raise the alarm if you haven't returned. To do this, use the New Zealand Outdoors Intentions process on the AdventureSmart website. It is endorsed by New Zealand's search and rescue agencies and provides three simple options to tell someone you trust the details about your trip.

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