Milford Track

New Zealand New Zealand

Worth knowing

The Milford Track runs for a length of 58 kilometers through New Zealand.

The difficulty of the trail is rated as demanding and it usually takes 3 days to walk the Milford Track.
Of course, how long it really takes for the trail depends on the experience and fitness of the hikers.

The drinking water supply is on the way no problem, since there are numerous possibilities to fill up the water supplies.
This can be done, for example, at streams, springs, but also at wells or public facilities. However, the water may have to be filtered before drinking!

On the trail you are completely self-sufficient..
There are no grocery stores along the way, so you have to take all the food you need with you for the entire trail.

You can stay overnight in unmanaged huts.

Wild camping is not allowed As always, leave behind no traces . Rubbish has to be taken away and nature has to be respected and protected!

Campfires are currently prohibited. However, this can change at any time.
Therefore, please be sure to pay attention to public notices and a possible risk of forest fires..
In addition, new fireplaces should never be built, but existing ones should be used.

Facts about Milford Track

58 km
Elevation gain
2.100 m
Elevation loss
2.200 m
Highest Point
Mackinnon Pass / 1.140 m
Lowest Point
Sandfly Point / 0 m
Round Trip?
Walk in both directions?
58 km
2.100 m
2.200 m
Mackinnon Pass
1.140 m
Sandfly Point
0 m
You have the following accommodation options on the Milford Track
  • in unmanaged huts
Solitude on the Milford Track
Moderate contact with other people and only occasionally with settlements

The best time to hike the Milford Track is:


Arrival to the Milford Track

You can get to Starting point via Fähre / Mietwagen. Duration approx. 9 hours.

Departure from the Milford Track

Departure is via Christchurch International Airport.

You can get to the airport per Mietwagen / Taxi. Takes about 10 hours.

Map and elevation profile of the Milford Track

What else you should know about the Milford Track

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