Milford Track Independent Day Walking
“…At every step of the way fresh vistas of exceeding beauty open up through the tall spreading pines on every hand, while at every succeeding bend in the river, scenes of wild savage grandeur are presented…. So much we recognised as we journeyed onward, drinking in the wondrous scene with every breath we drew.”
William McHutcheson 1892
While the full Milford Track takes around four days to complete and books out very quickly, an independent Milford Track day walk is the perfect option for a short and sweet Milford Track experience.
Go at your own pace and enjoy exploring this World Heritage location with a scenic morning boat cruise at a time that suits you, leaving from Te Anau Downs to Glade Wharf, the start of the Milford Track.
Stroll the start of the trail, cross a beautiful swing bridge, enjoy the beech forest and admire a number of bright blue swimming holes. Depending on your pace, you may be able to enjoy a picnic lunch up at Lake Mintaro before walking back to the start of the trail.
Return on our daily 3.30pm water taxi departure from Glade Wharf back to Te Anau Downs.
Minimum of 4 passengers required for this departure.