Pyke River Lodge
Hollyford Track, New Zealand
Set at the confluence of the Hollyford and Pyke Rivers, Pyke River Lodge is nestled amid native forest beneath converging mountain ranges. It’s a great place to unwind at the end of the day, and from here we are often treated to spectacular sunrise and sunset views of majestic Mt. Madeline and the Darren Range. After dinner, visit a nearby glow-worm colony and offer some of your dinner leftovers to the eels that stop in the Pyke River before migrating on to Tonga. Both lodges on the Hollyford Track accommodate just 16 hikers in two-person rooms, with separate shared bath facilities (and hot showers!). All linens and towels are provided, as well as soap, shampoo, and hair dryers. Meals are delicious and plentiful and provide you with just the right fuel for the day ahead.