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Renowned as the 'finest walk in the world', follow this historic route through lush rainforest and pristine rivers. Cross Mackinnon Pass, to reach the spectacular Milford Sound/Piopiotahi.


  • Marvel at a landscape carved by glaciers and dominated by water as you journey into the heart of Te Wahipounamu World Heritage Area.
  • Spectacular Sutherland Falls drops 580 metres from Lake Quill.
  • Spot eels and trout as you cross the Clinton River on the impressive 72 metre suspension bridge.
  • Book well in advance for this one – it's very popular.

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Bookings for the period 27 October 2015 – 27 April 2016 are now open.


Track overview

53.5 km one way

Seasonal restrictions

In the Great Walks season (27 October 2015 - 27 April 2016):

  • Bookings are required for huts
  • Huts have gas cooking stoves and resident wardens

Outside the Great Walks season (30 April 2015 - 26 October 2015):

  • Facilities, including bridges, are greatly reduced
  • Flood and avalanche risks exist
  • Experience is required
  • Bookings are not required - huts are first come, first served

Dog access

No dogs


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