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Multi-Day Track Transport

Milford Track Winter Transport

From $140 p/adult Book Now
  1. Car Car
  2. Boat Boat
  3. Bus Bus
  • Transport Available

    Te Anau / Te Anau Downs

  • Required

    Personal locator beacon + hut tickets from DOC

  • Duration

    3 days +

  • Availability

    May & October

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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

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Step 1  Bus transfer from Te Anau to Te Anau Downs
Milford Winter Map 1

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
Milford Winter Map 2

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
Milford Winter Map 3

Hike the Milford Track Great Walk.

Step 4  Water taxi from Sandfly Point to Milford Sound
Milford Winter Map 4

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
Milford Winter Map 5

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.

Find out more

Booking Options

  • Winter Milford Track from Te Anau Downs, no return

    OUTWARD

    Water taxi departs Te Anau Downs at 8.30 am

    RETURN

    Water taxi at 2.30pm Sandfly Point to Milford Sound

    • Boat Boat
    $140 p/adult
  • Winter Milford Track from Te Anau Downs, return by bus

    OUTWARD

    Water taxi departs Te Anau Downs at 8.30 am

    RETURN

    Water taxi at 2.30pm Sandfly Point to Milford Sound. 3pm Bus back to Te Anau Downs and Te Anau

    • Boat Boat
    • Bus Bus
    $205 p/adult
  • Winter Milford Track from Te Anau Downs, return by car

    OUTWARD

    Water taxi departs Te Anau Downs at 8.30 am

    RETURN

    Your vehicle is driven from Te Anau Downs to Milford Sound. Our 2.30pm water taxi picks you up from the end of the track and drops you off in Milford Sound where you can continue your journey in your own vehicle.

    • Boat Boat
    • Car Car
    $140 p/ad + $299 car relocation
  • Winter Milford Track from Te Anau, return by bus

    OUTWARD

    Bus collects you from Te Anau at 8am and meets the water taxi Te Anau Downs, departing at 8.30 am

    RETURN

    Water taxi at 2.30pm Sandfly Point to Milford Sound. 3pm Bus back to Te Anau Downs and Te Anau.

    • Bus Bus
    • Boat Boat
    • Bus Bus
    $230 p/adult

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