Introduction

Learn about fees, bookings and conditions associated with booking the Milford Track.

You need to pay fees to stay at the huts on this track. Fees vary depending on when you go.

  • Fees listed on this page apply until 30 June 2024.
  • Fees for 1 July 2024 to 30 June 2025 are changing – see Great Walks pricing for details.

Hut fees

In the Great Walks season (29 October 2024 – 30 April 2025, last departure 28 April 2025)

New Zealand citizens and those ordinarily resident in New Zealand*:

  • Adult (18+ years): $78 per person, per night
  • Child (17 years and under): free but booking still required

International visitors:

  • Adult (18+ years): $110 per person, per night
  • Child (17 years and under): $55 per person, per night

Proof of eligibility is required for the New Zealand rate.

Outside the Great Walks season (1 May 2024 – 28 October 2024)

For all visitors:

  • Adult (18+ years): $25 per person, per night
  • Child (17 years and under): free

These fees will change on 1 July 2024 - see Great Walks pricing for details.

Proof of eligibility is required for the New Zealand rate.

Bookings

Bookings for the 2024/25 season open at 9.30 am on 28 May 2024.  

Be prepared before bookings open for the 2024/25 season

This year we have combined our Great Walks and huts and campsites booking systems. You only need a single account to book the Great Walks and all other accommodation.

If you don’t already have an account on the existing huts and campsites booking system you will need to create a new log in and account at https://bookings.doc.govt.nz/Web/.

In the Great Walks season (29 October 2024 – 30 April 2025, last departure 28 April 2025)

Book Milford Track huts online.

If you don’t have a valid booking for your stay, you may be charged a penalty, or turned away if the hut is full.

Outside the Great Walks season (1 May 2024 – 28 October 2024)

Bookings are not required.

Bunks are first come, first served.

Payment is with Backcountry Hut Tickets or a Backcountry Hut Pass – buy these from a DOC visitor centre before you go.

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