Milford Track - NZ Great Walk


Once described as "the finest walk in the world", the Milford Track is one of New Zealand's most popular walks.

The Milford Track can be undertaken as a Guided Walk or independently. Guided Walkers stay in separate huts and have a slightly more 'luxurious' experience. In both instances, however, visitors planning to walk the track should book a long way in advance as numbers are limited and spaces fill quickly!

The information that follows, applies to the independent walking option. Click here for details on the Guided option.

There are three Department of Conservation huts along the track which travels through two dense rainforest valleys and over an alpine pass. The Milford Track starts at the head of Lake Te Anau and finishes in Milford Sound. The track may only be walked in one direction, Glade Wharf to Milford Sound, during the booked walking season (late October to late April), with a maximum of 40 independent walkers permitted to start the track each day.  

Track length

53.5 kms


4 days


October to May

During the winter months (May to September) the Milford Track remains open, but with reduced facilities.

Track Transport Options

Click here for track transport operators