New Zealand Great Walk


The Milford Track

    Multi-day Hiking
    Glacier Walking
    Scuba Diving
Start: Queenstown 9.00am rear of 'The Station' on morning of departure. There is no hotel/motel pickup.
Finish: Queenstown 4.15pm (approx.) at 'The Station' building.
Length: 5 days
Medium (some alpine hiking and uneven terrain)
Accom: Lodges
Departs: Daily (1st Nov - 18 April) - see departures
Highlights: At the start of your New Zealand Great Walk, you follow an emerald green river through lush beech forest and across pleasant meadows. Cross a challenging alpine pass and from its summit marvel at steep granite cliffs and rugged snow-capped peaks. Gaze in awe at the world's fifth highest waterfall. Admire the spectacular sea cliffs and streaming waterfalls of Milford Sound, and watch for dolphins and fur seals in its dusky waters. At the end of each fantastic day, relax in a comfortable lodge and enjoy hot showers, delicious meals and wonderful views. This is all part of "the finest walk in the world" in Fiordland National Park.

Day 1: Drive to Lake Te Anau. Launch trip to the end of this impressive lake. Short walk to Glade House. 20 min hiking
Day 2: Walk up the Clinton Valley through beech forest and open meadows to Pompalona Lodge. 5-7 hours hiking
Day 3: Climb to Mackinnon Pass for breath-taking mountain views then descend to Quintin Lodge. 6-8 hours hiking
Day 4: Walk through lush forest in Arthur Valley to Milford Sound. Launch trip to Mitre Peak Lodge. 6-8 hours hiking
Day 5: Launch cruise on the spectacular Milford Sound. Scenic coach trip back to Te Anau and Queenstown.
The Milford Track was an outstanding experience. As this trip was recommended to us by NZ friends, so we shall recommend it to all our friends.

V&P Grigg, UK

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