MILFORD TRACK

Milford Track Mackinnon Pass fly over

Mackinnon Pass on the Milford Track

A New Zealand must do, this 4 day journey from mountain lake to sea is unforgettable. Towering mountain peaks overlook ancient rainforest where the trail winds down valleys, past spectacular waterfalls and over Mackinnon Pass.

When you arrive in Milford why not take a cruise to celebrate?

Hiking Season is from late October to Early May – we suggest walking during this time.  If you want to walk outside these dates – you need to be experienced and well prepared for New Zealand winter tramping conditions.  Find out more here


MILFORD TRACK SERVICES

Do you have your Milford Track hut tickets?  If so – WELL DONE as these sell out very quickly every year when bookings open.

If you book our Premium Package (well in advance) we will do our very best to secure your hut tickets – subject to availability.

We can also assist you with your food, gear and car relocation – particularly helpful for early flights, and Milford overnight stays.

 PREMIUM PACKAGE 

from $1495*

We book your DOC huts, and provide Transport, Food & Gear.

*Includes X factor – ideal for first timers!

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 THE ESSENTIALS 

from $925

You book your DOC huts, we provide Transport, Food & Gear.

Save time, we will pack and deliver your bags

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 CAR RELOCATION 

from $299

You park at the start – we move your rental car to the end.

Enjoy the freedom of having your own transport waiting.

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  FOOD + GEAR  

from $255

Do you have a quick turn around and want a little assistance?

Choose our hiking food and hire gear packages individually.

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What are people saying about our service?



We had our car relocated from the start of the Milford track (Te Anau Downs) to the end (Milford Sound). We loved having the flexibility of finishing when we wanted to and spending as much time in Milford sound. It worked out cost neutral for three people - but with benefits of being able to be flexible about spending time in Milford Sound.

2015-07-18T10:07:04+12:00
We had our car relocated from the start of the Milford track (Te Anau Downs) to the end (Milford Sound). We loved having the flexibility of finishing when we wanted to and spending as much time in Milford sound. It worked out cost neutral for three people - but with benefits of being able to be flexible about spending time in Milford Sound.


There is a reason this track is the most famous and popular in New Zealand. It is quite simply stunning the whole way. Standing on top of McKinnon Pass and looking in every direction at deep glacial valleys was an unforgettable experience. If you have your own car I recommend using EasyHike who will relocate it from Te Anau to Milford for you - for our group of 5 it was about the same price as taking the bus, but gave us full flexibility and maximum use of our valuable holiday time - no waiting around for group transport.

2015-07-18T12:11:58+12:00
There is a reason this track is the most famous and popular in New Zealand. It is quite simply stunning the whole way. Standing on top of McKinnon Pass and looking in every direction at deep glacial valleys was an unforgettable experience. If you have your own car I recommend using EasyHike who will relocate it from Te Anau to Milford for you - for our group of 5 it was about the same price as taking the bus, but gave us full flexibility and maximum use of our valuable holiday time - no waiting around for group transport.

MILFORD TRACK TOP TOPS

1. BOOK YOUR HUT TICKETS AS SOON AS BOOKINGS OPEN

The Milford Track is so popular, when bookings open each year (usually in June) hut spaces disappear in seconds. We recommend you plan your trip early so you can nab those ideal dates.  If you want us to help you secure your hut tickets – this is part of our Premium Package service.

2. TAKE THE FAST BOAT FROM TE ANAU DOWNS

The first day on the Milford Track is a short hour or so walk to Clinton Hut.  We suggest you book the fast boat which leaves Te Anau Downs at 2pm, and gets to the start of the track before the other boat.  This is part of our Transport Package.

3. WEAR COMFORTABLE FOOTWEAR

Do you need hiking boots to walk the Milford Track?  It depends and comes down to personal choice – most people do.

Factors you should consider: Your hiking experience and fitness and how heavy your pack will be.

Either way, your feet need to be used to walking in your footwear – this helps to prevent blisters!  And no one wants blisters…



MILFORD TRACK LOGISTICS:

DISTANCE: 53.5 km.  One Way – Transport required

DURATION: 3 nights/4 days on the track, however the first day is really short so it is fine to start later in the day – you don’t have to rush.

ACCOMMODATION: Department of Conservation huts (bunks and shared facilities).

START: Glade Wharf across Lake Te Anau – access is via water taxi from Te Anau Downs which is 20 minutes from Te Anau.

FINISH: Sandfly Point where you take a water taxi into Milford Sound.

WHEN TO BOOK: Everything needs to be pre booked, and the track sells out very quickly – months and months in advance. We start taking bookings very early in the year for the following season.

To tick off this beauty please contact us as soon as possible to have the best chance of choosing your ideal dates.

MILFORD TRACK – Further information

Our most famous trail, the Milford Track is the jewel in Fiordland’s crown.

When it comes to New Zealand’s Great Walks, it’s hard to go past the Milford Track. Its grand mountains, soaring waterfalls and crystal-clear lakes have made it a bucket-list experience for lovers of beautiful hikes for over 150 years. You’ll see New Zealand’s highest waterfall and journey across suspension bridges and a beautiful mountain pass. Walking the Milford Track is a thrill whatever the weather – sunshine brings picture-perfect views; but only when it rains do rivers of water tumble down its soaring mountainsides; an experience you’ll never forget. Plus, the track finishes in one of the most beautiful places in the country, Milford Sound.

Well-maintained and easy to follow, hiking the Milford track independently is a popular and very ‘kiwi’ choice – it means you can enjoy a more personal experience, at your own pace, that’s fully on your terms.

The Great Walk Season runs from late October until late April every summer.  If you are looking at walking this trail outside Great Walk Season, click here to find out more about walking in ‘winter’.

 PREMIUM PACKAGE 

from $1495*

We book your DOC huts, and provide Transport, Food & Gear.

*Includes X factor – ideal for first timers!

LEARN MORE

 THE ESSENTIALS 

from $925

You book your DOC huts, we provide Transport, Food & Gear.

Save time, we will pack and deliver your bags

LEARN MORE

 CAR RELOCATION 

from $299

You park at the start – we move your rental car to the end.

Enjoy the freedom of having your own transport waiting.

LEARN MORE

  FOOD + GEAR  

from $255

Do you have a quick turn around and want a little assistance?

Choose our hiking food and hire gear packages individually.

LEARN MORE

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