Milford Track guided walk

Important Information about the Milford Track guided walk

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5 days | 4 nights
54 km | 33.5 miles
Difficulty | Moderate
Nov - Apr

The Milford Track is only accessible by boat at both ends, and is walked one way.


  • Return coach ex Queenstown or Te Anau.  
  • Three nights accommodation on track + one night at Milford Sound in our private lodges.
  • All meals and snacks on track.
  • A 40ltr backpack to borrow - to contain your personal belongings and that you will carry with you. 
  • A boat cruise on Milford Sound
  • All in the company of experienced guides.


Pre track briefing

This is held the day before your walk departure date at the Ultimate Hikes Centre in Queenstown at 2.45pm.

The group meets in Queenstown the following morning at 9.15am. The bus arrives in Te Anau approximately 12.00pm.

You will arrive at the start of the Milford Track at approximately 3.00pm.

The group gets back to Queenstown at approximately 4.00pm, but can be subject to delays due to weather or traffic. we can drop you off at Te Anau.

We recommend you spend the night on each side of your walk in Queenstown.  


WiFi Free Zone

It is important to remember that the track is in a remote wilderness area. You will lose cellular coverage shortly after you leave Te Anau Downs on the boat, and there is no service on the track.  All of our guides and the lodges are in touch with each other and the Queenstown base by radio.  Communications are possible but must come through the Queenstown office.  


The all important question - what will the weather be like? 

It is essential to be well prepared for all seasons. Fiordland National Park has very changeable weather patterns and high rainfall levels. This means that snow, high winds and rain can occur at any time of the year.

Fiordland has around 9 meters of rain a year and it's sheer cliffs come to life with waterfalls.  Rivers and creeks can also rise quickly so be prepared to walk through water.

Layers of warm, quick drying and breathable fabrics are the key to keeping warm in wet weather and cooling off in the sun.  Whatever the weather you'll see some spectacular landscapes!


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