Multi-Day Track Transport
Milford Track Winter Transport
Te Anau / Te Anau Downs
Personal locator beacon + hut tickets from DOC
3 days +
May & October
TRANSPORT TO THE MILFORD TRACK
Milford Track in Winter
The Milford Track in winter is wild, rugged, beautiful and recommended for experienced hikers only. If you’re looking to hike in the off-season, our transport packages are the simplest way to get you there and back again.
The water taxi departs at 8:30 am and is the earliest boat departure from Te Anau Downs.
Winter track transport charters to the Milford Track are subject to a minimum of 5 passengers and a favourable weather forecast. Weather and track conditions make it unlikely the service is able to operate between June and September.
Milford Track Transport Options
- Step 1 Bus transfer from Te Anau to Te Anau Downs
A 25-minute bus journey from Te Anau to Te Anau Downs. Bus departs at 8am.
- Step 2 Water taxi from Te Anau Downs to Glade Wharf
Take the water taxi from Te Anau Downs for a 50-minute boat journey across Lake Te Anau to Glade Wharf and the start of the Milford Track. The water taxi departs at 8:30am.
- Step 3 Milford Track Hike
Hike the Milford Track Great Walk.
- Step 4 Water taxi from Sandfly Point to Milford Sound
At the end of the Milford Track (Sandfly Point), meet your water taxi for a short boat journey across to Deepwater Basin at Milford Sound. The boat departs at 2.30pm.
- Step 5 Bus journey back to Te Anau + Te Anau Downs
Bus transfer from Milford Sound back to Te Anau and Te Anau Downs. Relax and enjoy the commentary. Bus departs at 3 pm.
Need to know more?
Head over to our Plan & Prepare section for more info on hiking the full Milford Track in winter.