Hollyford Track Side Waterfall


Hollyford Track Side Waterfall

Unofficially named, Hollyford Track Side Waterfall is a charming waterfall, which can be found along the fantastic tramping Hollyford Track, in 1-1.5 hours' walk away from the begging of the track.

Driving and walking conditions

GPS of the view point: S 44° 38.818' E 168° 07.361'
Parking: the end of Lower Hollyford Rd, Fiordland National Park
Vehicle type: All vehicle types Track type: Tramping track
Road type:16km Gravel Road Return track duration: 3hrs 

Waterfall parameters

Waterfall height: 15m Type of the waterfall: Horsetail

Rating:       ⭐⭐
GPS:          S 44° 38.818' E 168° 07.361'
Parking:     the end of Lower Hollyford Rd, Fiordland National Park
Access:     3hrs  return walk

Walking and driving instructions


Hollyford Track Side Waterfall is roughly a 2-2.5 hours’ drive away from Te Anau or 4 hours from Queenstown. The road surface is sealed, except for the last 16 km.

From Te Anau follow Milford Rd (SH-94) for first 87km (1.5hrs), then turn right into Hollyford Rd (well signposted) which is a gravel road with more or less acceptable surface, so in a good weather any vehicle can drive there (could be inaccessible during a heavy rain). There is a parking at the end of Hollyford Rd with a shelter, a table and a long-drop toilet.

A well-maintained 3.5-4 hours return Hidden Falls track, which is a first part of Hollyford track, starts from the parking and goes along the Hollyford River up to the Hidden Falls Creek. The track doesn't require any significant climbing or descending. 

1-1.5 hours after begging the track you'll see the waterfall on the right hand side from a bridge. The waterfall s located at about 10 meters away from the track. It can be seen from the track, but you can go up to the waterfall's base without any problems.

If you're a keen tramper, you may be interested to do the whole 56km 4-5 days tramping Hollyford Track, or just stay overnight at Hidden Falls Hut (needs to be booked!). 

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