Hollyford Track Transport
Ex Te Anau
Ex Martins Bay
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 pick ups and drop offs, overland transport and flights by fixed wing aircraft 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 by plane to Martins Bay.
On conclusion of your tramp you will be collected from the Hollyford Road end and transported back to Te Anau by road, arriving around 4.45pm. We can offer this pick up any day but it must be pre-booked.
Note: In October this transfer may not be direct, and can include short walks and scenic stops along the Milford Road. You will be offered a hot shower and afternoon tea, including home-baked biscuits and a hot drink if this if this occurs, return time to Te Anau may be as late as 5.30 pm.
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, departing from 10.45 am. 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.
Note this option is not available for single travelers.
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. 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.
Trips & Tramps were fantastic to deal with. On time with friendly & knowledgeable drivers who were always helpful.
"Many thanks for your assistance in making sure our HT trip got off to such a good start – and continued that way."
- 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
Flights are scheduled every second day from October to end April. Please see booking button for dates.
Minimum passenger number for the flight to proceed is 2 people. If you are a single traveler please inquire for availability.
Note the departure from Martins Bay is not available to single travelers.
Bookings available for groups of 3 + people are available in May and September. Please contact us for your options.
Ex Te Anau
In day - Te Anau to Milford Sound, flight to Martins Bay
Departures available every second day, unless your group has 4 + people.
6.30* am or 7.45 am Pick up Te Anau
*6.30 am departure is available at a discounted rate during peak season. You will arrive at Milford Sound around 8.30 am and have to hang around until the plane departs from 10.30 am.
8.30 am or 10.30 am Arrive Milford Sound
Plane flight to Martins Bay, 15 minutes in duration. Will depart as soon as weather allows from 10.30 am. If the plane cannot fly we have a back up helicopter option for an additioal charge of $70 per person. This will be offered on the day if available.
Walk track upstream from Martins Bay to Hollyford Track End
Out day - Hollyford Track end to Te Anau
2.45 pm Hollyford Track end, Hollyford Road
4.45 pm Te Anau
Ex Martins Bay (one way transport only required)
In Day - drive your vehicle to the Hollyford Road end
Walk Track down stream from Hollyford Road End to Martins Bay
Out day - Martins Bay to car at Hollyford Road/Track end
10.45 am 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.
2.45 pm Arrive at car Hollyford Road End
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.
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.
We work with Fly Fiordland for the flight portion of travel, they operate fixed wing aircraft. We fly from Milford Sound as this offers the most reliable flight path.
For frequently asked questions please see our blog on Hollyford Track Independent Walk Questions Answered!
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.