54 kms, 4 days hike. The
Milford Track can only be accessed by
boat via Lake Te Anau, advance booking
required. The Department of Conservation
(DOC) booking office is where you make
hut reservations, located on the
lakefront in Te Anau, 15 minute drive
from Manapouri. ..Map, Bookings
addition to the 4 day hike there's the
option to do just a 1 day walk, returning
by boat the same day. ..Guided Walk
- The track is closed
May through September.
- Not recommended for
children under 10 years of age.
- 4 day hike, you are
required to pick up tickets
before departing on the track.
Tickets can be collected from the
Park Visitor Centre (DOC) Office
in Te Anau.
- October and November.
Late snow falls and/or Spring
thaw can make parts of the track
impassable or cause avalanche
If a helicopter trip over the
hazard area is necessary, the
cost will be passed onto walkers.
Check track conditions before
Departure point for the Milford Track is
at Te Anau Downs Marina, located 40
minutes drive north of Te Anau via the
the Milford Road.
Independent hikers can park their vehicle
at Te Anau Downs. The Guided Day Walk
includes coach transport and picnic
Small groups, usually 12
people. Includes lunch and coach
transport. 4 to 5 hours of leisurely
20 minute coach trip to Te Anau Downs.
From there, it's a 1 hour scenic lake
cruise to the start of the Milford Track.
The track begins with a 1 km stroll to
historic Glade House for lunch. Then,
across a swing bridge over the Clinton
The 4 km walk beings after the swing
bridge - all level ground. Turn around at
any point to return in time to catch the
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