Fiordland region

Giants Gate Falls, Milford Track. Photo: Graham Dainty.

Giants Gate Falls, Milford Track

Fiordland region map.

'The finest walk in the world'

Experience the stunning grandeur of the Milford Track - a 53.5 km walk over 4 days in beautiful Fiordland National Park. 

You'll be awed by natural wonders while walking in a spectacular, wild and beautiful part of New Zealand. There are sheer ice-carved valleys from a mountain pass, refreshing mountain rivers, peaceful forests and cascading waterfalls.

This is a Great Walk and offers a high standard of track with very comfortable serviced huts. During the winter months (May to October) the Milford Track remains open, but with reduced facilities.

View the Milford Track brochure (PDF, 4,479K).

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Great Walks season: 28 October 2014 - 29 April 2015

Alert/Important notice

 Pest control operation, Winter tramping (May-October)

  • Winter facilities - no gas stoves, radio, hut rangers, running water, or flushing toilets
  • Avalanche prone bridges are removed - potential for flooding exists and streams may be impassable

See Winter tramping for more details

Other alerts

  • Track closure for one day Tuesday 21 October 2014 (weather depending) for pest control operations, between Glade Wharf and Mackinnon Pass. This is part of Battle for our Birds predator control programme, protecting our native wildlife from a rodent and stoat invasion. Get information about this operation.
  • Snow and ice may be present in the alpine section.
  • Use the Emergency Track when descending the Arthur Valley side of MacKinnon Pass.

Great Walk/Easier tramping track Great Walk/Easier tramping track

Time:  

4 days

Distance:  

53.5 km
 
 

Find out more

Weather

Maps

Milford Track map and profile

DOC maps: Discover the outdoors - DOC's key places, campsites, tracks and huts, and visitor centres on a map

Learn more

Check, Clean, Dry between waterways and stop the spread of didymo.

Didymo controls in Fiordland National Park

Safety

Follow the Outdoor Safety Code:
1. Plan your trip
2. Tell someone
3. Be aware of the weather
4. Know your limits
5. Take sufficient supplies

Alerts for Fiordland places

Contacts

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
Email:   fiordlandvc@doc.govt.nz
Full office details