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Milford Track

Distance:53.5 km
Duration:4.0 day(s)
Fitness Level:Above Average

Known as the finest walk in the world, the Milford Track runs from the head of Lake Te Anau to Milford Sound/Piopiotahi, over the dramatic MacKinnon Pass. Walk amid lofty mountain peaks, alongside crystal clear rivers and through dense rainforest.

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  • Highlights

    Walk of Waterfalls

    Milford Track

    Waterfalls are ever present on the Milford Track and the iconic Sutherland Falls demonstrates this on a huge scale, dropping 580m from Lake Quill far above.

    Magnificent Mountain Pass

    Milford Track

    A walk on the Milford is not complete without a photo stop at the top of the MacKinnon Pass with glaciated valleys far below.

    Cheeky Kea

    Milford Track

    You are likely to come across the Kea, an endemic parrot of the South Island's high country and often rated as one of the most intelligent (and cheeky) birds in the world.

    The Magic of Milford

    Milford Track

    Even the sandflies of Sandfly Point won’t stop you from pausing to take in the beauty of Milford Sound on completion of this, the finest walk in the world.

  • Walk Details

    The Milford Track is located in the south west of the South Island in the Fiordland National Park, also a World Heritage Area. It can be walked year round although in winter reduced facilities are available and it is subject to extreme weather. Each night you come to rest at comfortable accommodation in Department of Conservation huts or private lodges.

    New Zealand Walks is the definitive online travel guide to booking your guided or independent walk on the Milford Track in the Fiordland National Park.

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