Milford Track Transport & Information. Freedom walk one of the finest tracks in Fiordland National Park. Travel to the Milford Track with Tracknet.
Tracknet provides a Milford Track Winter Transport Package for Experienced Hikers who want to explore the Milford Track at its most wild. Click here if you are planning to walk the Milford Track in Winter (October 2013)
|Queenstown to Te Anau (DOC) & Downs||7.00am||10.30am**||No connection from Queenstown to Milford Track at 10.30am|
|Te Anau to Te Anau Downs||9.45am||1.15pm**||Bus to meet the Boat departs at 12.15pm|
|Boat from Te Anau Downs to Milford Track (Book With DoC)||10.30am||2.00pm**||Boat from the Downs to the Milford Track departs at 1.15pm|
|Boat from Sandfly Point to Milford Sound(Book With DoC)||2.00pm||3.15pm|
|Milford Sound to Te Anau||2.30pm||5.00pm|
|Milford Sound to Queenstown||2.30pm||OR 9.30am|
Tracknet services connect with each boat onto and off the Milford Track during the great walks season. Charter services by arrangement.
** Please note: These services are changing from October 2013 - April 2014 (see column for more details).
The 53.5 km Milford Track is in the heart of spectacular Fiordland National Park, which is part of the Te Wahi Pounamu, South West New Zealand World Heritage Area.
Located in the south-west of the South Island the Milford Track starts at the head of Lake Te Anau and finishes in Milford Sound. Te Anau is the nearest township. It is 150kms from Invercargill; 180kms from Queenstown; 300kms from Dunedin and 650kms from Christchurch. Te Anau has a full range of accommodation, shopping and hire services.
Often described as the finest walk in the world, the Milford Track is one of New Zealand's most popular. The track can only be walked in one direction, as a 4 day / 3 night walk – Glade Wharf to Milford Sound, during the Great Walks Summer Season (late October to late April). Only 40 Independent Walkers and a similar number of Guided walkers are permitted to start the track each day. Booking during summer is essential - contact the Department of Conservation to reserve your hut space on the Track.
In the winter season (late April to late October) walkers can travel the track in either direction staying up to two nights at each hut. Staying overnight in shelters or camping on the Milford track is not permitted.
The Milford Track passes through the beech forests of a sheer-sided glacial valley as it gradually climbs and follows the usually crystal-clear Clinton River to the foot of Mackinnon Pass. From the pass (1073 metres) spectacular views of the surrounding mountains are obtained. The Sutherland Falls, the highest waterfall in New Zealand can be seen after the descent from the pass. The higher rainfall and milder temperatures of the Arthur Valley give a more diverse forest walk, past waterfalls and lakes to Sandfly Point. A wide variety of native birds may be seen or heard along the length of the track
See our links page for contact information for the Department of Conservation or email firstname.lastname@example.org please book your hut tickets with the Department of Conservation before you organise your transport.