Milford Track

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Great Walks season is October - April. Outside this period facilities are greatly reduced and there are additional safety hazards to consider. Always check the website for changes that might affect your trip. See website for the price of accommodation on this track.
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Howard125
Auckland4 contributions
Feb 2022
Middle of the rain bomb that seriously flooded the West Coasts and the Milford Track rated 'red' and no independent walkers allowed to leave the huts - Ultimate Hikes decided to tramp out their party through the rain bomb and down the emergency exit. No disclosure as to how dangerous or difficult the conditions would be and no alternative offered to stay or helicopter out. One of the worst experiences in my life, thigh deep in a fast running steam in a log flume. I was on a trip like this because I am not an experienced or confident tramper. One of our group is still injured with a broken hand, which is serious when you are a dentist. No concern for the injury. Back in Queenstown told the nearest medical centre was - up over there somewhere, and the tour bus driver, in teh pouring rain refusing to stop outside the hotel he was driving past to let 8 of the 16 passengers out. Instead more than happy for us to carry our packs, and battered bodies in the still raining conditions back up to the hotel he had driven past. Money the sole motivator. Far cheaper to tramp us out than the other options. Beware if booking with this company. They seem to have the 'glamping market' tied up , but are neither a cheap or a safe option
Written 1 May 2022
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Emma W
2 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
Just finished the 4-day independent walk - spectacular!

One main thing I wanted to mention is that the huts all had menstrual product disposal bins - something I was very pleased to find. I hadn’t seen anything about this when searching “what on earth do I do if I have my period while on Milford Track??” 😂😂 so tampons and pads can be left in the bins provided and not carried out 👍👍

Also - if you know you will have good weather it IS possible to do the walk in sneakers. For complicated reasons (bad shoe purchases) I walked the entire trail in sneakers with a good inner sole. No problems although if it was rainy it would probably be too slippery. Bottoms of feet get sore so inner soles were a life saver.

I think those are the only things I can add to the lengthy reviews and tips here. Have a great walk!
Written 4 April 2022
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Alle
Auckland Central, New Zealand23 contributions
Mar 2022
We walked the DOC huts of the Milford, it was utterly amazing. highly recommend to all to walk the track.
Written 28 March 2022
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Awhina
Auckland, New Zealand15 contributions
Feb 2022 • Couples
Always wanted to do the Milford Track and finally ticked it off the bucket list. What an absolutely spectacular walk, one of the best I’ve ever done. A mix of temperate rainforest, alpine, and crystal clear rivers to swim in. DOC huts are first class. Truly the most gorgeous place on earth, so grateful that I got to experience the best NZ has to offer… proud kiwi here! Thanks to easy hike for the easy car relocation and water taxi package! Absolute breeze!
Written 21 February 2022
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Jentra_NZ
North Shore, New Zealand5 contributions
Jan 2022 • Family
Beautiful weather. Stunning scenery. Fantastic family adventure. Highly recommended for family and friends to get back to nature and enjoy pure NZ at its best.
Written 29 January 2022
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Jos
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Jan 2022
Deserves it status as a great walk of the world. It was outstanding from start to finish. It exceeded all expectations, especially the vegetation and waterfalls, pools and swimming holes. Easyhike provided seamless transport connections and were excellent to deal with.
Written 21 January 2022
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Cheryl P
Christchurch, New Zealand19 contributions
Dec 2021 • Family
Milford Track is amazing. All the huts are great - no pots or plates so take your own but there is gas. DoC wardens are great so do listen carefully to what they say especially in regards to your safety. Tracks are great and poles make them even better. Expect rain…expect lots of rain.

What I would do differently next time - get a rainproof poncho that goes over me and bag (cover blown off up on pass, and over three rain filled days the packs got wet so more weight to carry). I would also take either a waterproof camera or a waterproof lanyard around my neck with my phone in it to take pictures. The extra food recommended by DoC was invaluable (we stayed an extra night on track due to high winds and track flooding). And if you wear glasses try contact lenses. And don’t forget your sandfly repellant.

What I would do the same… dehydrated my own main meals (but took store brought mashed potato). Having the car easy hike relocated made it easy at Milford Sound end and took the stress out of sorting all the boat rides. Going on a nature walk with DoC warden Ross helped my flora knowledge throughout. Being happy it rained because you see Milford Sounds in all her glory 😀
Written 25 December 2021
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Richardjenny W
Auckland, New Zealand48 contributions
Dec 2021
What a stunning Great Walk! The scenery is amazing and spectacular. Huge range of plants and birds. The rivers and waterfalls superb. The 3 huts are very well set-up, especially the new 2nd-night hut (Mintaro) which even has USB charging ports to recharge phones, cameras etc. The Rangers at each hut were great too - giving some excellent insight into the area and what to expect on your next day.

The tramp up and over the Pass is spectacular - we found the wild-flowers just amazing, as well as the views. The waterfall down the other side is amazing too, although you are pleased to get to the hut after tramping down 1000m. We did the Sutherland Falls side-track which was worthwhile but does have a few steep sections.

Our final day was rain and more rain - but this made for spectacular waterfalls, so any weather seems to have a bonus here.

We used Easyhike to arrange our water taxis and the transfer of our campervan from start to finish - this was so so worth it - especially as we finished very wet!

In conclusion - a stunning walk - definitely one of the best. The middle days are pretty long but full of amazing scenery. We did the track with 4 kids aged 9-15, and they all coped with it no problem.
Written 23 December 2021
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bandj
Auckland Central, New Zealand41 contributions
Apr 2021
Great experience now that we have done this. Had a few days rain so quite wet. Surprised that 2 of the Huts don't have covered access for middle of the night bathroom stop. (very odd on such a great walk) These are older Huts of course but should be retrofitted. We were the very first group to use the brand new Mintaro Hut, this was a soft opening prior to official opening next season, so quite a few teething issues to correct. The Breezeway is spot-on. Not sure about the open ended toilet block as very cold when wind blowing, but a great hut. The walk is quite a challenge as lots of stone stepping tracks so hard on the feet. Mainly days 2-4.
Written 1 May 2021
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Jakeyoc
2 contributions
Apr 2021
Great relocation system, easy to use lock boxes, so nice to have the car waiting at the other end.
So far the most stunning walk I have done (and I have done a lot) Incredible place. Don't be afraid of the rain We had the perfect amount, which was magic for all the waterfalls. Vista upon vista, Knowledgeable rangers, flora and fauna in every beautiful shade of green.
P.S Fiordland O,& Easyhike, great team.
Written 29 April 2021
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