New Zealand’s Milford Track is one of the best known walks there. This four day walk follows the Clinton and Arthur valleys in Fiordland, in New Zealand’s south Island. From Te Anau a bus transports you to Te Anau Downs wharf where a ferry takes you across to Glade Wharf. The walk begins from there.
The Milford Track route is 54 km long and for those contemplating this trail for their walking holiday in New Zealand, some planning is required. The path is well marked. The weather in this part of New Zealand is unpredictable and needs to be catered for. Expect to be rained upon!
GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE WALK: Milford Track Route: Starting from Glade Wharf, independent walkers will stay overnight at Clinton Hut, Mintaro Hut and Dumpling Hut. This is a four day walk through some of New Zealand’s finest areas. Good footwear, and a range of walking clothes including wet weather gear is neccessary to make your journey a pleasant and memorable one.
Luggage transfer: Independent walkers must carry all their own food and sleeping bags. Cooking equipment and facilities are provided at each hut.
Your Milford Track Accommodation: Accommodation for independent walkers is in the DOCS huts. Mattresses are provided as well as limited battery lighting, washing up facilities and food utensils. Guided walkers are provided with warm huts, hot food and hot showers.
SOME HIGHLIGHTS: The independent walkers’ hut are comfortable and welcoming, especially if the weather is overwhelming. MacKinnon’s Pass, cheeky Keas (native parrots), Sutherland Falls and the numerous streams which you walk through.
WALKING ROUTE PLANNER: The track accommodates 40 independent and 40 guided walkers per day, so it has to be walked in four days.
THE MILFORD TRACK. This will prepare you for your journey and give you that "edge" which can make a journey so enjoyable.
AN IDEAL COMPANION GUIDE for all walkers setting out for THE MILFORD TRACK.
The following is an outline of the 4-day non-negotiable itinerary, staying at DOCS huts.