This is one of the worlds most famous tracks and is a must do. Put this near the top of your bucket list. This is a long hike and you need to carry everything with you in a pack, so you will need to be fit for this walk. Located in a Regional Park and travels through some of the most beautiful areas of New Zealand.
There are two ways to travel this track, the low cost way is to carry everything with you, this is how I did it and you need to be much fitter for this. Or you can have your meals and bags flown over night for you by helicopter, higher cost but less to carry and you still get to see all.
Photos from a recent trip:
The wild life is beautiful
Start the trip by boat
We were lucky to get perfect weather for our tramp
The track is well marked with safe river crossings
The very rare Blue Duck
Trout swimming in the stream.
The top of Milford Track with a view for miles
The highest waterfall
The end of the track.
The last part of the journey by boat.
Possible Itinerary (from my records)
Note bookings are essential and must be made several months in advance
23 April - Hut 2 (booked with DOC)
24 April - Hut 3 (booked with DOC)
25 April – 2.00pm - Boat from end of track – Sandfly Point to Milford Sound (booked with DOC) $35
25 April – 2.30pm - Bus from Milford Sound to Queenstown. (booked with DOC) $85
25 April Tuesday - Back to the Motorhome over night in Queenstown Camp ground
Budget per person about: $300
It will typically rain at some point during your tramp so please bring some good wet weather gear.
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