Hollyford Track future to be decided after seven months in disrepair

The Southland District Council says the fate of the Hollyford track will be decided this month, following half a year of neglect and “extensive” damage.

Almost 3000 hikers have petitioned local government and NZTA to reopen the access roads after the Fiordland backcountry walk has been left without access for over seven months.

Road and air access to the Hollyford Track was cut off by flood damage in February this year.

The challenging walk from Gunns Camp to the coast is accessed via the Lower Hollyford Road which runs off State Highway 94 to Milford Sound. Both of these roads were cut off by storm damage earlier in the year but, as the Te Anau to Milford road was repaired, Hollyford has remained inaccessible to vehicles.

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