Important Information about the Milford Track
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Ultimate Hikes can take up to 50 walkers each day. The Milford Track is only accessible by boat at both ends, and is walked one way.
You are encouraged to walk at your own pace in your own time, unless your guides advise otherwise due to weather conditions.
- Transport ex Queenstown or Te Anau.
- 3 nights accommodation on track + 1 night at Milford Sound in our private lodges.
- All meals, and snacks on track.
- A 40ltr backpack - that will contain your personal belongings and you will carry with you.
- A boat cruise on Milford Sound
- All in the company of experienced guides.
The pre-track briefing is at 4.45pm in Queenstown on the day prior to your walk departure date.
The group meets in Queenstown the following morning at 9.15am.
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. There is no cellular or internet service on the tracks. 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 big question: What will the weather be like? It is essential to be well prepared for all four seasons. Fiordland and Mt Aspiring National Parks have very changeable weather patterns and high rainfall levels. This means that snow, high winds and rain can occur at any time of the year.