+++++horizontal rule+++++

Big Bay Hut | Pyke - Big Bay route, Pyke Forest

Some may enjoy this sight at the end of a long day.  | Big Bay Hut, Pyke - Big Bay Route

Overall Big Bay Hut is a great place to shack up for a day or two if you doing the full Hollyford – Pike circuit.

+++++horizontal rule+++++

Demon Trail Hut | Hollyford Track, Fiordland National Park

Quite the attractive setting for a hut.  | Demon Trail Hut, Hollyford Track

Demon Trail Hut is a compact, older style hut, ie, if raining and full it may well have a claustrophobic feel for your average introvert.

+++++horizontal rule+++++

Hidden Falls Hut | Hollyford Track, Fiordland National Park

The Darran Range is magnificent, with the sun out.  | Hidden Falls Hut, Hollyford Track

Hidden Falls Hut is a newish hut with great views to the impressive Darran mountains, yeah, it’s worth a night, even if you don’t fully walk the Hollyford.

+++++horizontal rule+++++

Hokuri Hut | Hollyford Track, Fiordland National Park

No view of the lake but you do get those big trees. | Hokuri Hut, Hollyford Track

So, it’s in the new style of DOC huts, two big sleeping platforms, sink, expansive table, picture windows.

+++++horizontal rule+++++

Lake Alabaster Hut | Hollyford Track, Fiordland National Park

The lake gets surprisingly close to the hut in flood.  | Lake Alabaster Hut, Hollyford Track

The modern style Lake Alabaster Hut is comfy, and spacious and a great spot to spend a night while contemplating the Pyke or Demon Trail.

+++++horizontal rule+++++

Lake Wilmot bivvy | Pyke - Big Bay route, Pyke Forest

Not much overhang here, or flatness. | Lake Wilmot Bivvy, Pyke - Big Bay Route

Think of Lake Wilmot bivvy as an emergency-only accommodation, with the major attraction that while not entirely horizontal it’s probably the least likely place in this vicinity where you could whack up a tent and be flooded.

+++++horizontal rule+++++

Lower Hollyford Road shelter and carpark | Hollyford Track, Fiordland National Park

Not much in the way of shelter here. | Lower Hollyford Road roadend shelter

A small open sided Lower Hollyford Road shelter with a picnic table and not much else. I guess there is the roof but it might not offer complete shelter if Fiordland does the rain vigorously thing.

+++++horizontal rule+++++

Martins Bay Hut | Hollyford Track, Fiordland National Park

The hut is nestled away just up from the river mouth.  | Martins Bay Hut, Hollyford Track

Martins Bay is a modern hut with good amenities and the kind of destination that is worth spending a couple of nights at, wildlife is close by. And you might get the feeling you are at the edge of the universe, ie, quite remote.

+++++horizontal rule+++++

McKerrow Island Hut | Hollyford Track, Fiordland National Park

On an island in a lake. Great setting.  | MacKerrow Island Hut, Hollyford Track

The old style McKerrow Island Hut is more character laden than some of the recent recent constructions. Yeah, have a little adventure, stay here.

+++++horizontal rule+++++

Olivine Hut | Pyke - Big Bay route, Pyke Forest

The hut is right at the junction of the Olivine and Pyke Rivers.  | Olivine Hut, Pyke - Big Bay Route

The Olivine is the kind of hut that if you had to you probably wouldn’t mind having to stay an extra few days, ie, it has a great atmosphere, probably all that light bouncing around inside.

+++++horizontal rule+++++

Pyke River crossing campsite | Pyke - Big Bay route, Pyke Forest

Looks as if this has been used quite a bit in the past. | Pyke River crossing campsite | Pyke - Big Bay Route

Pyke River crossing campsite is certainly one of the best spots to pitch a tent, in a valley where tussock free campsites that aren’t either already swamp or likely to flood are at a premium.