Hollyford Track Road, Fiordland National Park

This challenging tramping route leads up Moraine Creek from the Hollyford Road to the beautiful Lake Adelaide, nestled in an impressive glacial basin.

The route is 5.5km one way, taking approximately 7-9 hours to walk to the lake or 9-11 hours to walk all the way to the bivvy rock. Starting at the end of Hollyford Road, cross the Hollyford River by the swingbridge at the top of the gorge above the Humboldt Creek junction. The track follows the north bank of Moraine Creek, climbing steadily through heavy bush and crossing two rock gullies before eventually reaching Lake Adelaide. Phil’s Bivvy is further around the lake.

Lake Adelaide is nestled in an awe-inspiring glacial basin with sheer rock walls. This route provides excellent access to the mountains for experienced climbers.

As this is a route, you will need above average fitness and high level backcountry skills and experience. There is an avalanche risk in the entire Lake Adelaide basin especially in winter and spring, so check the route's condition before setting out.

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Last modified
Tue 26 Jun 2018
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