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Milford Track Day Walk - Milford Sound

$50 ad / $25 ch Book Now
  1. Boat Boat
  • Departs from

    Milford Sound

  • Departure times

    Every half hour from 8.30am - 4.30pm

  • Duration

    3-4 hours

  • Availability

    1 Oct 2022 - 31 May 2023

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Milford Track Day Walk

Experience the Milford Track—New Zealand’s most famous hiking track—independently and at your own pace.

A short boat journey between Milford Sound and Sandfly Point will have you on the Milford Track for a spectacular day walk experience.

A highlight is Giant Gates Falls (3 hours return), where you'll find a perfect place for a picnic lunch and a swim in the pools.

Milford Track Day Walk Transport Options

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Step 1  Depart from Milford Sound
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A 10-minute boat journey from Deepwater Basin in Milford Sound across to Sandfly Point, Milford Track.

Step 2  Walk the Milford Track
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At your own pace, walk the Milford Track. Sandfly Point to Giant Gates Falls is a 11-kilometre return walk and will take 3 hours.

Step 3  Return to Milford Sound
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Meet the boat at Sandfly Point for your return journey to Deepwater Basin, Milford Sound.

Optional  Bus transport, Milford Sound cruise
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Catch a 7.15am bus from Te Anau to Milford Sound for your day walk, returning at 2.30pm. Or choose a 5pm departure and make time for a scenic cruise in the fiord!

Need to know more?

Head over to our Plan & Prepare section for more info on day hiking the Milford Track.

Milford Track Planning Info

Booking Options

  • Milford Track Day Walk - from Milford Sound

    Water taxi departs Deepwater Basin, Milford Sound every half an hour from 8.30am in the morning with return from Sandfly Point, Milford Track until 4.30pm

    • Boat Boat
    $50 p/ad, $25 p/ch
  • Milford Track Day Walk - Milford Sound from Te Anau, return by bus

    Bus departing Te Anau to Milford Sound, day walk on the Milford Track, optional afternoon cruise and bus back to Te Anau

    • Bus Bus
    • Boat Boat
    $174 p/ad, $115 p/ch

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