Milford Track

Milford Track

Fiordland National Park



70 Rankers Reviews

66 Face-to-Face

267 Walking

10 Milford Sound - Fiordland National Park


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Mitre Peak - Milford Sound
One of the clear rivers along the track
One of the many swing bridges along the track


Time: 4 days, Distance: 53.5 km

The Milford Track is the iconic New Zealand overnight walk and traveller reviews suggest that this reputation is well deserved.

The Milford track is well managed to limit crowd numbers and to ensure people only walk one way. Take a water taxi from Lake Te Anau (as shown on map) to the start of the track. If there are concerns, or you want to complete this walk in luxury, there are several guiding companies that can help make this walk a cruise.

The scenery will take your breath away. Enjoy!


Feature Value Info


South IslandFiordlandMilford Sound - Fiordland National Park


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Ben H

Ranking: 10/10

Very wet and rainy the first few days but still amazing. If you can go, do it. There are often cancellations so you might be able to go last-minute.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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Julian Kihnle


Ranking: 10/10

We were very lucky because of the great weather during our four days of walking. Great views and all of the three huts are placed very beautifully.

Reviewed almost 3 years ago

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Carly Biedul

United States

Ranking: 8/10

Beautiful, well maintained trails, rangers were nice. It was good to have the guided huts next to the non guided shelters.

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in January 2017

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Ranking: 10/10

Not changed for 100 years - love that.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in March 2017

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Jade Templer

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Stunning walk, well set up, beautiful scenery, crazy sandflies everywhere, cover everything - even your face.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in December 2016

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Sian Templer

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Despite pouring rain and imminent snow, the walk afforded stunning views of the Sound and informative signs.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in December 2016

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Rhydian Templer

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

The weather did not provide us with the best of walking terrain but once we were wet it did not matter as the views engulfed us from all angles.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in December 2016

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Marc Sanivan


Ranking: 7/10

More walks are needed. It is impressive though.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in December 2016

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Rebecca Holmes

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Walked around the nature trail in the evening after everyone had left. Beautiful. Even with the sandflies it was amazing.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in December 2016

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Ranking: 9/10

Beautiful walk, clean huts, rangers take good care of the track and are very open for questions/information. One downside is the mattresses in the huts.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in December 2016

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Nick Lancy

United States

Ranking: 9/10

Epic. Lots of waterfalls. Long days, no rush, communal huts at the end of each day. Incredibly scenic.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Stephanie Pope


Ranking: 9/10

Little expensive for the huts on popular hikes but it for the walk quality.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Mia Gaynor


Ranking: 10/10

A little expensive but would do it again and again - they are incredible!

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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