Holly Homestead is located close to Franz Josef - home of the famous Franz Josef Glacier (one of NZ's icons) with many exciting activities. Stay for a few days to allow yourself time to explore this spectacular area.

Scenic flights up and over the Glaciers to Franz and/or Fox, or Mt Tasman and/or Mt Cook by helicopter or plane

White Heron Sanctuary Tours (November to February)

Heli Hike on Franz Josef Glacier or the Fox Glacier

Tandem Sky Diving at Franz Josef Glacier *OR* Fox Glacier

Glacier Valley Eco Tour

Nature & bird watching: Okarito Lagoon

Horse Trekking

Quad biking

Kayaking (either Lake Mapourika *OR* Okarito Lagoon) or summer season Stand Up Paddle Boards on Lake Mapourika


Kiwi tours - New Zealand's rarest Kiwi - the Rowi (one of five species of kiwi)

Okarito Kiwi Tour - guided tour into kiwi habitat (starts at sunset) *OR*
West Coast Wildlife Centre - all weather indoor attraction. Visit the breeding & incubation programme of the Rowi Kiwi.

The Department of Conservation have a great choice of walks, including coastal, lake, forest and glacier valley. Something for everyone. Lake Matheson (located near Fox Glacier township) is a "MUST DO".

Glacier Country