Milford Track

Coordinates: -44.932904, 167.930441

The 'finest walk in the world' starts at Glade Wharf at the head of Lake Te Anau, follows the West Branch of the Clinton River to Lake Mintaro, ascends Mackinnon Pass and descends the Arthur River to Sandfly Point.

The Milford Track is only walked from Lake Te Anau to Milford Sound, boat transport is required at both ends. A Great Walk, 53km long, it is usually done over 4 days and booking is required between late October and early May.

It is possible to organise a water taxi and do a day walk on the Milford Track. Fiordland Water Taxi operate at both ends of the track.

During the winter/spring it is sometimes possible for experienced and well equipped trampers to do the Milford Track without booking and using inexpensive hut tickets but it is often not advisable due to avalanche conditions. 57 active avalanche cones cross the Milford Track, bridges and cooking facilities are removed over winter.

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Depart for the Milford Track from the Boat Harbour, Te Anau Downs

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