Milford Track

Milford Track

Fiordland National Park

Reviews

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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

Germany

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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Tom

Germany

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

Spain

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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Jolien

Belgium

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

Australia

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

Australia

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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Fanny DeBon

France

Ranking: 8/10

Very nice track, we saw every kind of nature, the rainforest (we were lucky with the weather). Waterfalls. The third day was hard and it is a bit expensive.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in December 2014

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Alexis Leneveu

Ranking: 8/10

Nice track, amazing landscapes, but too expensive and weather is too unpredictable.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in December 2014

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Antoine Vernay

France

Ranking: 6/10

Wet and bad weather for us but a nice experience.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in November 2014

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Alex

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

I can't understand why everyone hasn't given this a 10/10. I did it in winter so avoided the crowds and would rate this among the top 10 walks in the country and since there are so many amazing walks, even 10th would be a high acolade. A moderate level of fitness would definitely add to your enjoyment as would reliable waterproof gear and a tolerance for sandflies. Access via Dore pass is challenging in winter but doable for those with good fitness and a little experience in alpine navigation

Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in January 2014

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Thomas Zilio

France

Ranking: 9/10

Just magic!

Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Lopez Anandine

France

Ranking: 9/10

Really beautiful, hard enough, view of great at arrival.

Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Hadar

Israel

Ranking: 1/10

Nothing to see!! Four days of bush walk and no views. Not worth any dollars as payment.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Juliane

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Great landscape, too many people on the track and in the huts.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Gilad Itzkovitz

Israel

Ranking: 6/10

Hot walk but nice.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in January 2014

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Evyatar Karni

Ranking: 10/10

Amazing.

Reviewed over 6 years ago

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Michal

Poland

Ranking: 10/10

Great! Fantastic track, had good luck with the weather. Would recommend to everyone.

Reviewed about 7 years ago and experienced in February 2013

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Pete Wilson

England

Ranking: 4/10

2 and a half days of trees and one mountain day definitely not the 'best walk in the world'.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in March 2013

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Armand Poulain

Canada

Ranking: 8/10

Awesome experience!

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in February 2013

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Colin and Raewyn Newton

New Zealand

Ranking: 8/10

Really enjoyed this, great views and okay huts.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Tobias Sowade

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Really nice track, everything in good condition (track, accommodation), and awesome views. Too expensive.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Tinne Cis

Belgium

Ranking: 10/10

Very nice track, five rangers. Trail is clean and well maintained! Even the toilets!!

Reviewed almost 9 years ago and experienced in March 2012

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Jessica Tilly

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Day walk. Good choice if you do not have that much time to get to know the track and the nature around Te Anau.

Reviewed about 8 years ago and experienced in March 2012

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Alan Brady

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

Well maintained with very helpful DOC staff. Clearly signed and lodges well spaced (as well as shelters). Brilliant scenery and well deserving of its status.

Reviewed about 8 years ago and experienced in March 2012

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Fabian Germar

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Awesome track, bit pricey though, people at DOC friendly and last but not least absolutely stunning landscapes.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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S & J McDonald

United States

Ranking: 8/10

DOC staff are very well trained - wish they had beer though!! Huts were clean, facilities well maintained. Last day is rockier than expected. Beautiful waterfalls! Expensive!!

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Katrawa

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Nice group, prices could be a bit cheaper, excellent views of waterfalls and rainforest.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Robert & Bridget Holden

United States

Ranking: 10/10

Awesome, well worth the long wet hike!!!

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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John & Ray Calder

New Zealand

Ranking: 8/10

Just magic.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Jaime Castells

Spain

Ranking: 10/10

Incredible walk. The only bad thing was the cold in the huts at night.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in November 2011

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Anna Bret

Spain

Ranking: 9/10

Great track, but huts aren't ready for snow in the beginning of the season. Really cold weather does not fit with the huts. Choose summer instead of early spring.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in November 2011

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Alita Smith

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Very nice, great quality track and huts. But please cut the 'hut talks' short.

Reviewed almost 9 years ago and experienced in March 2011

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David Brown

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

Awesome walk, fantastic scenery, comfy accommodation, delicious food and wonderful guides.

Reviewed almost 9 years ago and experienced in March 2011

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R Tearle

New Zealand

Ranking: 9/10

Excellent scenery, excellent hut wardens, excellent visitor centres and staff. Hut kitchen and dining areas too small.

Reviewed almost 9 years ago and experienced in March 2011

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Phil Smith

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Just fantastic - except for the sandflies!

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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JudyandAndre

Canada

Ranking: 10/10

Definitely one of the 100 things to do before you die. Hard work and you need to be fit.

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in January 2011

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David and Karen

New Zealand

Ranking: 9/10

The best!! Hard going, cold weather, good DOC staff.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Susan Herd

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Excellent all round. We knew we were getting basic accommodation but well organised and clean - rangers knowledgeable, also tracks well looked after.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Richard Broughton

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Great walk, lots and lots of rain but still beautiful, good DOC guidelines (daily), great huts.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Jol Balder

Ranking: 8/10

Breathtaking scenery from fiords, mountains and waterfalls.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Amanda Craig

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Everyone should do this track at least once in their life! Even if it rains:).

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Dr Dorthe Bossow

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Great walk! 2 days of rain with amazing waterfalls, 1 day with sunshine and blue sky.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Darrell & Michelle Lamb

Australia

Ranking: 9/10

Te Anau Downs to Milford Sound. Booking with DOC was easy, staff helpful, rangers very good, hut facilities great, natural environment. Awesome!

Reviewed about 10 years ago and experienced in May 2010

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Kevin & Chris

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Lives up to its reputation as the greatest walk in the world.

Reviewed about 10 years ago and experienced in May 2010

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Monica Askew

Sweden

Ranking: 10/10

Fantastic nature.

Reviewed about 10 years ago and experienced in May 2010

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Lynette Sal

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

WOW! What a great trip. Great huts, a long walk, beautiful boat trip at the end. Just a bit wet at times and in certain places.

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in January 2010

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Ian Tainsh

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

A hard but rewarding trek. Scenery outstanding. If possible, go wtih Milton Tramping Club, outstanding organisation and brilliant fellow trekkers.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Einar

Israel

Ranking: 9/10

Track #1!!

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Rebekka

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Easy to book, awesome national park, nice ranger with understandable accent.

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in November 2008

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Wight

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Wonderful part of NZ, amazing scenery, good track, DOC huts very good

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in April 2009

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SophieC

Belgium

Ranking: 9/10

Really good track - only sad thing first day walk is very short & last day in comparison too long. Park watchers (DOC) excellent.

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in April 2009

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X Vogel

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

milford track inguided walk great walk - good people going with us - much fun.

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in November 2009

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Sena

Spain

Ranking: 8/10

very wet in shore it would be very special in fine weather.

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in November 2009

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Lindsay Brown

United States

Ranking: 10/10

Perfect weather, great friends made along the way and views of a lifetime. Truly the world's finest walk.

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in November 2009

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Peter and Dianne McKinnon

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

An easy walk if FOOD + FITNESS preparation done. Stunning, varied, weather changes create the challenge. Travel light.

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in November 2009

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Bill Nash

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Fantastic scenery, good en route accommodation and food, cruise on Milford Sound stunning. But it does sometimes rain - heavily.

Reviewed almost 11 years ago

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Viktoria Stoffel

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Track marks, nice huts, clean and tidy; shame to see no pots; friendly rangers giving lots of track information (Ross, Kathy, Ian).

Reviewed almost 11 years ago and experienced in March 2009

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Joel

France

Ranking: 9/10

Some sun and rain - both great experiences.

Reviewed about 11 years ago and experienced in March 2009