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Milford Track in New Zealand has captivated the hearts and minds of hikers from around the globe for well over 100 years now. And not without good reason has the world-renowned Milford Track stood the test of time, earning its place on many hikers’ bucket lists. The Milford Track (53.5 km) starts at Glade Wharf (at the head of Lake Te Anau, access from Te Anau Downs, 27 km from Te Anau). It finishes at Sandfly Point in Milford Sound. Milford has become synonymous with beauty, a 54km, four-day tramp through beech forest, over glacier-fed rivers and up the climatic MacKinnon Pass, an alpine crossing more than 1,100 metres above sea-level. Traversing the heart of Fiordland National Park and a World Heritage area on New Zealand’s scenic South Island.
Queenstown Airport, New Zealand
3 Hours Before Flight Time
The Milford Track will show you pristine lakes, sky-scraping mountain peaks and enormous valley views; and it will take you to feel the misty breath of Sutherland Falls, the tallest waterfall in New Zealand. From short hikes to epic natural features to multi-day hikes through unbeatable landscapes, there are hikes in Milford Sound to suit everyone with any timeframe. The alpine and fiord scenery is as perfect as ever. Waterfalls and glacier views make this a journey not to be missed. Walking the Milford Track is a thrill whatever the weather – sunshine brings picture-perfect views; but only when it rains do rivers of water tumble down its soaring mountainsides; an experience you’ll never forget.
Upon your arrival at the Queenstown airport, you will be picked up from the airport and transferred to the hotel. The rest of the day can be spent at leisure.
(Overnight at Queenstown)
Today after breakfast you will be picked up from your hotel and transferred to Te Anau. After having lunch here you we will resume our bus journey to Te Anau Downs. From there it is an hour boat ride up Lake Te Anau to Glade Wharf, which is the start of the Milford trek route. Upon reaching here we will go on a short guided nature walk up to Glade Burn and then return back to our lodge.
Total trek: 1.6km
(Overnight at Glade)
Today after breakfast we will start on our day’s trek. We will cross the Clinton River swingbridge and follow the river along the graded track. We will reach Prairie – a wide open space with tall grass and Manuka bush – and take a side track to Prairie lake for a dip before heading up towards Pompolona Lodge. Upon reaching Pompolona Lodge take some rest.
Total trek: 16km
(Overnight at Pompolona)
After breakfast today we again get on with our trek. We will head towards the top of the Clinton Valley, before climbing the Mackinnon Pass. Upon reaching the top you will be rewarded with spectacular views. We will continue walking to the highest point and stop for lunch in Pass Hut. After lunch we will descent into the Arthur Valley to Quint Lodge. Once reached, we will take some rest.
Total trek: 15km
(Overnight at Quintin Lodge)
Today after breakfast we will again embark on our journey. We will first reach the Mackay Falls and then followed by the Giants Gate, where we will stop for lunch. After lunch we will again get on with our trek.We will reach the Sandfly Point and take the boat across to Milford Sound and Mitre Peak Lodge. Upon reaching cherish the views of the Mitre Peak.
Total trek: 21km
(Overnight at Mitre Peak Lodge)
After breakfast your luggage will be transferred on to the cruise, which will take you on the famous Milford Sound tour. Enjoy the waterfalls and wildlife and get the glimpse of the Tasman Sea, before returning to dry land. We will get on the bus which will transfer us back to our hotel in Queenstown. Upon reaching Queenstown check into the hotel and take some much needed rest.
(Overnight at Queenstown)
After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport from where you can take your flight back home.