Introduction

Have your say on a concession application by Tourism Milford Limited. They want a lease, licence and easement to operate multiday Milford Track Guided Walk operations including associated supporting activities within Fiordland National Park. Submissions closed 25 February 2020.

Update May 2020

One submission was received on the application. No hearing is required and a decison has not been made. 

Submission (PDF, 151K)

Application details

This application is notified under section 17SC of the Conservation Act 1987. The Minister of Conservation has received an application for a lease, licence and easement for a term of 40 years.

Applicant: Tourism Milford Limited, trading as Ultimate Hikes

Location of proposed activity: Milford Track, Fiordland National Park

Map Reference: Map references have been provided for all lodge and shelter locations and are included on various maps contained in the application documents.

Summary of proposal: Tourism Milford Limited, trading as Ultimate Hikes is applying to continue operating multiday Milford Track Guided Walk operations, including activities that support and are integral to the operation. They're applying for a lease, licence and easement to combine all existing activities into one concession document. The application is for a term of 40 years.

Application documents:

How to make a submission

Submissions closed 25 February 2020.

Any person or organisation may make a submission in writing to the Director-General on the proposal.

1. Prepare your submission

Tell us what you think using a submission form. You can download and email in a completed form or pick up a form from your local DOC office.

Once submitted, submitters' information is subject to the Official Information Act 1982 and may be released under that Act. If you wish to keep any part of your submission confidential, state this in writing when making your submission.

Any person or organisation wishing to be heard in support of their submission must request an opportunity to appear before the Director-General within that submission.

2. Send us your submission

Send your submission by email or post.

Email: DNSubmissions@doc.govt.nz

Post:

Director-General
Department of Conservation
PO Box 5244
Dunedin 9054

Level 1, John Wickliffe House
265 Princes Street
Dunedin 9016

Attention: Lisa Wheeler, Senior Permissions Advisor, 80053-GUI Tourism Milford Limited

Submissions close 5 pm Wednesday 25 February 2020.

Hearing details

If a hearing is required, it is likely to occur on the week starting 23 March 2020.

DOC comment regarding publicly notified applications

The Minister of Conservation has made no determination regarding the suitability of this proposed concession on public conservation land. This public notification should not be interpreted as an intention on the part of the Minister of Conservation to grant the proposed concession.   


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