Track Transport

Hollyford Track Transport

Ex Te Anau

  • package from per person
    NZ$305

Ex Martins Bay

  • package from per person
    NZ$255

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.  Options for the Hollyford Track Transport package include Te Anau accommodation pickups and drop offs, overland transport and flights between Milford Sound and Martins Bay.

Ex Te Anau Return transport 

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

If you do not have a private car, or wish to leave your vehicle in Te Anau, this is the option for you.  You are collected from your Te Anau accommodation and transported overland on the spectacular alpine highway to Milford Sound by Trips & Tramps comfortable coach. Arriving at Milford Sound you will then fly (*1) to Martins Bay.

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.

Ex Martins Bay One-way transport

Package includes one-way flight Martins Bay to Milford Sound, and coach to Hollyford Track end

If you have your own vehicle you can make your own way to the Hollyford Road End, then begin the track.

On completion of your walk at Martins Bay you fly to Milford Sound by plane. On arrival at Milford Sound enjoy the stunning scenery. Then at 1.30 pm you will then be transported overland with Trips and Tamps to the Hollyford Road end car park to collect your vehicle. 

Jetboat Add-On

If you are walking from Martins Bay to the Hollyford Road End, an option is 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).  The additional charge is NZD $130 per person, please contact us for availability if you wish to add this to your booking. Note this this service is provided by Hollyford Track Guided Walks and may not be available on occasions.

Notes:

See timetable tab for schedules, rates and availability details!

(1*) Until 31st December flights will be offered by fixed wing plane by Fly Fiordland. From 01 January some fixed wing flights will be available, however the majority will be back-loading on the Hollyford Guided Walks helicopter, this will impact on cost and availability. Please see booking button for details.

 

Many thanks!

"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

Hiking transfers

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

Jane D

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)
  • 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 October to end December 2018, these will be by fixed wing plane operated by Fly Fiordland.

From 01 January some fixed wing flights will be available, however due to landing restrictions they are limited from this date. From here on, 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.

Minimum passenger number for the flight to proceed is 2 people.  If you are a single traveler, please inquire for availability before booking, thank you. 

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!

The fixed wing plane will depart as soon as conditions allow from 10.30 am.  If the plane cannot fly, we do have the helicopter option as a back up. This will be offered on the day if available at an additional charge. Generally we will know if conditions are marginal the night prior to travel and will contact you.

If you have the helicopter booked you will report to the Milford Airport at noon, and fly between 12.15 am and 2.00 pm.

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

Fixed Wing Plane: 6.30 am Departure NZD$305.00, 7.45 am Departure NZD$315.00

Helicopter: 6.30 am Departure NZD$335.00, 7.45 am Departure NZD$350.00

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

Ex Martins Bay Package (one-way transport only required)

In Day - drive your vehicle to the Hollyford Road end

Walk Track downstream from Hollyford Road End to Martins Bay

Out day - Martins Bay to car at Hollyford Road/Track end
10.45 am Fixed wing flight Martins Bay to Milford Sound *flight departs from this time as weather allows from the Hollyford guided walk airstrip

1.30 pm Depart Milford Sound for Hollyford Road/ Track end.

2.30 pm Arrive at car Hollyford Road End

One way cost per person Ex Martins Bay

Fixed Wing Plane: 10.45 am Departure NZD$255.00

Note this options will have very limited availability from 01 January as the helicopter does not offer this option - sorry it is beyond our control. 

See booking button for 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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