Hollyford Track

Hollyford Track, Fiordland National Park: Address, Hollyford Track Reviews: 5/5

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Liz
Blenheim, New Zealand5 contributions
Couples
As a senior couple of course it was a little concern how we would go. Yes do the prep work and then enjoy every moment. Bard & Eli had wonderful knowledge which only enhances the trip. We had read the books on Martins Bay and the history of the early settlers which made it all come to life. Bard has endless stories and enthusiasm which was a delight. We were fortunate in having botanists amongst our travellers so that was a bonus. 16 of us in total with a range of ages. Not a problem, all excellent company. Lodges, hosts and food all make a perfect package. I won’t tell all so that there are surprises in store.
Written 31 May 2022
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NgaruToa
Phnom Penh, Cambodia22 contributions
The guides, Bard & Clauds were outstanding. Their knowledge and Kiwi hospitality were top notch. The lodges were fantastic, as were all the staff. I wouldn't hesitate to do it all again. From my kids, 14 years old, "That was the best thing we have ever done!" Up there with some of the best I have done also, nga mihi nui ❤️
Written 23 May 2022
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WendyANZ
Wellington, New Zealand38 contributions
My husband and I did the Hollyford Track guided walk in late April, and had a great experience. Our guides, Kyle and Michelle, were awesome, we were blessed with amazing weather, the lodges were comfortable, and the friendly lodge hosts did an amazing job catering for those of us with food allergies. There are so many great moments that it is impossible to pick just one highlight – beautiful bird song, stunning scenery, incredible stars at night, and an awesome helicopter flight across Milford Sound. I would definitely recommend this experience to any keen tramper.
Written 5 May 2022
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Leonie
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We had the most amazing experience walking the Hollyford Track with our wonderful guides, Bard and Jack. They were so knowledgeable and interesting. From the time we were picked up in Queenstown till we returned there it was superb. Stunning scenery, beautiful bird song, wonderful weather, great accommodation and food with friendly hosts at the lodges. Each day was so different. We loved hearing the stories of the pioneers - many of us had read the books so these stories cemented what we had read.
Would totally recommend this Hollyford Experience.
Written 5 May 2022
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Howard125
Auckland4 contributions
Seriously overpriced. The same price as Milford Track and Routeburn but one night less and 'shared' bathroom facilities. No disclosure that this is actually 2 toilets and 3 showers for 16 people!

Tramp totally padded out with guide 'chat'. A 5 hour tramp becomes 7 hours with nowhere to sit as you get endless stories are minor local historical characters and continual tree descriptions. Great if you are into this. But not if you want to tramp at your own speed, and get the the lodge to relax in your own way.

You can cruise the Mediterrean for 9 days for $500 more - with your own toilet and shower. Or spend the money staying at a nice B & B in Queenstown, National Park, Wanaka, Te Anau or similar and do day tracks and many helicopter trips.

These concession seem to have the 'glamping' market sewn up and do not provide value for money
Written 1 May 2022
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CharlotteGRichardS
Auckland, New Zealand16 contributions
We walked the Hollyford Track with Hollyford Wilderness Experience and their guides Kyle and Michelle. It was superb!
From the pre-walk advice, the travel logistics, the comprehensive briefing, to the amazing scenery, birdsong, knowledge of the guides just fabulous.
The variety of each day, surprises along the way, simple but delightful accommodation, delicious food from the welcoming 'lodgies' made it a walk to never forget.
Written 27 April 2022
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kate m
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Couples
Our Hollyford experience was superb.

From incredibly knowledgeable guides - Suzanne and Jack - to the hut hosts extraordinaire. Not to mention the fabulous food constantly on offer. And the towels provided for our day two lake swim.

The stories of Davey Gunn, along with the mythology, history, flora and fauna were all brought to life. What a legend. Loved it all.
Written 25 April 2022
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Wink
1 contribution
Hollyford Track was an amazing and memorable experience. The wealth of knowledge and skills from our awesome guides Bard and Claud was so inspiring. Beautiful scenery, great accomodation and food. Very well organised. Totally recommend.
Written 24 April 2022
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Alexandra H
Hastings, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand22 contributions
Couples
Stunning scenery with massive bird song. Fab jet boat ride & to finish off with a wonderful helicopter ride. Super guides & warm inviting lodges. Very special part of New Zealand.
Written 19 April 2022
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Godfrey F
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Hollyford Wilderness Experience organised a trip that pampered us thoroughly. From tales of the Maori, frontier men, women and explorers, to the sumptuous food we were nourished with, to the botanical lessons we gleaned from Mush and Jack all told with authority and cheekiness. Learnt to survive that little bit more in the bush from the bush food (mainly berries) we tasted. The scenery and valley gleaned from the glacial activity is awe inspiring. The camaraderie, fun and experience is one to treasure.
Written 19 April 2022
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