The Hollyford Pyke Expedition combines a 2-day professional packrafting training course (totally epic in its own right) with a mind-blowing 5-day adventure around the world-famous Hollyford-Pyke Loop.
During this 5-day/4-night packrafting expedition you’ll travel from the mountains to the sea, up the coastline and back into the mountains. You will paddle the Hollyford River, Lake McKerrow, Lakes Wilmot and Alabaster, and the Pyke River. You will walk along the rugged coastline to Big Bay, cross into the Pyke Valley, and wander past waterfalls on the iconic Hollyford track.
While the expedition is a tremendously rewarding adventure, it is not for the meek. Fiordland weather is unpredictable, the days can be rigorous, and the setting is very nearly at the end of the world. Participants carry their own gear, paddle their own boats,and should possess a reasonably high level of fitness. For those up for the challenge, this expedition offers unparalleled opportunities to escape the day-to-day and immerse yourself in the wilderness.