Ever since the claim was made in the London Spectator in 1908, the Milford Track has been referred to as “the finest walk in the world”.
This reputation has remained true, with people travelling from all over the world to experience the grandeur of the mountains in the heart of spectacular Fiordland National Park.
Follow in the footsteps and marvel at the feats of early explorer Quintin Mackinnon, as you walk the length of this 53.5 km historic route. Your journey over 3 nights and 4 days will give you many ‘wow’ moments!
Rugged peaks, breathtaking sheer canyons and majestic waterfalls will inspire you as you experience the magnificent Mackinnon Pass. Cherish this opportunity to see the rare blue duck/whio on pristine rivers and delight your senses in lush, green rainforest before reaching your destination, the spectacular Milford Sound/Piopiotahi.
Hut and campsite bookings are essential during the Great Walks season (late October to late April).
The Milford Track is located in Fiordland National Park, part of Te Wahipounamu - South West New Zealand World Heritage Area.
The track starts at the head of Lake Te Anau and finishes at Milford Sound. Boat transport is required at both ends of the track. Road transport is required to the boat departure point at Te Anau Downs and from Milford Sound. During the Great Walks season (late October to late April) there are regular transport services to and from the track.
The township of Te Anau has a full range of accommodation, transport and equipment suppliers.
Book a Great Walk package through Air New Zealand