Milford Track

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Experience ‘the finest walk in the world’ as you retrace the steps of early explorers on the world-renowned Milford Track. Take a journey along valleys carved by glaciers, wander through ancient rainforests and admire cascading waterfalls.

  • Take your camera and capture the stunning panoramas from Mackinnon Pass across ancient valleys carved by glaciers.
  • Take a side trip to Sutherland Falls, which drop 580 m.
  • Enjoy the emerald waters of the Clinton River.

Milford Track is located in the south-west of the South Island.  Milford Track starts at the head of Lake Te Anau and finishes in Milford Sound.  Te Anau, the nearest township, has a full range of accommodation, shopping and hire services. The rewards of walking the Milford Track are many. Milford Track, once described as the finest walk in the world, the Milford Track is one of New Zealand’s most popular walks, with approximately 14,000 people completing the track each year.

During the booked walking season (late October to late April), a maximum of 40 independent walkers is permitted to start the track each day.  The track may only be walked in one direction, Glade Wharf to Milford Sound.  Booking is essential to guarantee your hut accommodation during this time.

Milford Track Walkers can expect:

  • parts of the track to have a rough or uneven walking surface
  • to walk through flood water up to a metre deep after or during heavy rain
  • to cross unbridged streams
  • to get wet and muddy boots – it’s part of the Milford Track experience

Further Information

Click here for  DOC Information on  Milford track