The Classic

Combine the Milford Track and the Routeburn Track in an epic adventure.

8 days | 7 nights
95 km | 59.2 miles
Difficulty | Difficult
Nov - Apr

Experience the very best of both tracks with The Classic. An 8 day/7 night all inclusive guided walk combining the Milford & Routeburn Tracks with a night in between in Te Anau.

The Classic combines The Milford Track and the Routeburn Track with a night in Te Anau.  This 86km walk is over 6 days of hiking through the Fiordland and Mt Aspiring National Parks. The region is remote, rugged and largely inaccessible.  It is primarily a rainforest and averages nine metres of rain a year.

The Milford Track is only accessible by boat and due to the high rainfall, its forests are lush and dense. The route over Omanui/Mckinnon Pass is steep, rocky and, above the treeline, very exposed to the elements.  High winds, heavy rain and even snow can affect track conditions and make it very slippery, wet and muddy.  

The Routeburn Track is also extremely exposed to the elements in the alpine environment, and has some steep and rocky sections.

We advise a strong level of agility, stability and fitness for this walk.

For a more detailed description of the walk, please read the itinerary.

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2024-25 Season now open

Our walk includes

  • Transport ex Queenstown (can pick up in Te Anau but must return to Queenstown).
  • 3 nights accommodation on Milford track + 1 night at Milford Sound in our private lodges.
  • A scenic cruise on the majestic Milford Sound. 
  • 1 night in Te Anau (accommodation only).
  • 2 nights accommodation on Routeburn Track
  • All meals and snacks on track.

We can also lend you 40 litre backpack to contain your belongings that you will carry with you.

All in the company of experienced guides.

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Google reviews, 2022

"Fantastic company great guides and nice facilities. Highly recommend guided walks with these guys."


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