described as the finest walk in the world, the Milford Track
is one of New Zealand’s most popular walks, with approximately
14000 people completing the Milford track each year. This
website aims to be a comprehensive information resource on
the Milford Track, letting you have all in the information
you need in one place. We cover the walk itself, the history
of the track, where it's actually located and you'll also
find some photos taken by people on the walk. We hope this
site answers all the questions you may have.
Interestingly 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. Otherwise the
track quickly becomes overcrowded and the damage to the environment
The huge valleys that you'll see throughout you trek along
the Milford Track are the result of glaciation over the last
two million years, these glaciers carved there way through
the landscape leaving behind these U-shaped valleys , ice-gouged
ledges and the hanging valleys of tributary streams.
Beech trees dominate the forest of the lower clinton, beyond
Mintaro the track climbs above the forest through sub-alpine
scrub and into the tussocks and alpine herb communities of
the pass. The higher rainfall and milder temperatures in the
lower Arthur Valley pro duce a more diverse forest. Ferns,
mosses and lichens are abundant around the track. To get a
better idea of what you'll see when you're walking why not
have a look at the Gallery section of this website. It includes
photos people have taken while walking the Milford Track.
If you would like to read a day-to-day break down of exactly
what the Milford Track entails, click here!
| HISTORY | LOCATION
Booking is essential to guarantee your hut accommodation
on the track as interest is so high. Getting to the
start of the track requires either bus or private transport
to Te Anau Downs 20km from Te Anau, then boat to Glade
Wharf. Boat transport is also required from Sandfly
Point (the end of the track) to Milford Sound.
If you would like to read the diary
of another trampers experiences whilst walking the Milford
Track, click here.
New Zealand also has a number of other famous walks
that you might want to read about. Some of these are:
The Heaphy Track, The Routeburn
Track and the Kepler
Track. We've added a brief introduction to some
of the tracks here. We will add to these over time.
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