Giants Gate Falls
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Experience 'the finest walk in the world' as you retrace the steps of early explorers on the world-renowed Milford Track. Take a journey along valleys carved by glaciers, wander through ancient rainforests and admire cascading waterfalls.


  • Take your camera and capture the stunning panoramas from Mackinnon Pass across ancient valleys carved by glaciers.

  • Take a side trip to Sutherland Falls, which drop 580 m.

  • Enjoy the emerald waters of the Clinton River.

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Track overview

53.5 km one way

Seasonal restrictions

In the Great Walks season (25 October 2016 - 3 May  2017):

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

Outside the Great Walks season (29 April 2016 - 24 October 2016):

  • 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



Te Rua-o-te-moko / Fiordland National Park Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 3 249 7924
Address:   Fiordland National Park
Visitor Centre
Lakefront Drive
Te Anau 9600
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