Leaving the foreshore of Lake Te Anau you’ll follow the Lake up into the Eglington Valley, a path carved out by ancient glaciers, past The Divide, a mountain range which separates East & West to land at the spectacular Hollyford Valley.
The Hollyford and Martins Bay area has some of the most rugged scenery and interesting early European history NZ has to offer. Sweeping beaches, lush rainforest and gin-clear rivers attracted early settlers with dreams of farming prosperity, dreams that dissolved further with every passing year. This trip allows you the opportunity to explore this outstanding natural environment and to engage with the history of the area. The area is rich in birdlife, towering podocarp forests, sand dunes and boulder beaches – enjoy all this and more with plenty of opportunity to stretch your legs and be guided through this area stopping for a freshly prepared gourmet picnic lunch on route.
Following your walk, discover the famous Milford Sound and all its spectacular sights by air– including Mitre Peak & Sutherland Falls. Land on one of the breath-taking glaciers for a photo opportunity. Your return journey will take you along the Murchison Mountains, a special conservation area paramount in the management of the endangered flightless Takahe.
Includes: Scenic Helicopter flights / Personal Tour Guide / Snacks & Gourmet Picnic Lunch