Walking Track Tours

5 Day Milford Track - Guided Walk

The Milford Track Guided Walk is a fantastic 5 day 4 night adventure, traversing the heart of Fiordland National Park on “the finest walk in the world” from Lake Te Anau to Milford Sound

Pricing:

Details provided in the page below

ITINERARY

DAY 1 - Queenstown - Te Anau - Glade House

Distance: 1.6km (1 mile) Time: 20 mins Meals Included: Lunch, dinner

 

The adventure begins at our Queenstown office where you board a coach to Te Anau, arriving in time for lunch and a group photo. From Te Anau Downs harbour, a launch takes up to the head of Lake Te Anau. From the wharf it’s a short walk to the historic Glade House for afternoon tea. Afterwards the guides take you on a short nature walk to explore the area. After a hot shower and three-course meal it’s time to get some rest in the snug beds either in the multi-share bunk rooms or private ensuite rooms.

DAY 2 - Glade House - Pompolona Lodge

Distance: 16km (10 miles) Time: 5-7 hours Meals Included: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

 

After crossing the emerald green Clinton River you walk up the valley to the Hirere Falls lunch shelter. The beech forest gets more luxuriant the farther you go, until it releases you on to the Prairie. From this meadow you can capture the true nature of the ice-carved Clinton Canyon. It is a short climb to Pompolona Lodge from here.

DAY 3 - Pompolona Lodge - Quintin Lodge via Mackinnon Pass

Distance: 15km (9 miles) Time: 6-8 hours Meals Included: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

 

This is the most demanding day, especially in inclement weather. The track leads to Lake Mintaro at the head of the Clinton Valley, before climbing the Mackinnon Pass in a series of zig-zags. Take your time and enjoy the views. At the top you will be rewarded with spectacular panorama and lunch in Pass Hut. After the rocky decent into the Arthur Valley you will welcome a hot cup of tea at Quintin Lodge. This should be enough to refresh you for the optional 90 minute round trip to the Sutherland Falls, the world’s fifth highest waterfall.

DAY 4 - Quintin Lodge - Mitre Peak Lodge via Sandfly Point

Distance: 21km (13 miles) Time: 6-8 hours Meals Included: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

 

You walk down the Arthur Valley to Boatshed; after a short break you will continue on past Mackay Falls and Bell Rock (which was carved out of the river during a particularly violent flood) and on to the lunch spot at Giant’s Gate waterfall. The final stretch of track follows tranquil Lake Ada to Sandfly Point.

From here it is a short launch trip to the renowned Mitre Peak Lodge, the only accommodation at Milford Sound offering superb views of Mitre Peak, often referred to as the eighth wonder of the world. Here you will enjoy a celebratory dinner while relaxing with the knowledge that the hard part is now behind you while the magnificence of Milford Sound is right in front of you.

DAY 5- Mitre Peak Lodge - Milford Sound - Te Anau - Queenstown

Distance: No walking Meals Included: Breakfast, lunch

 

Wake to the tranquility of Fiordland and after breakfast experience a magical cruise on Milford Sound. Watch for the dolphins and fur seals and pray for rain, as you’ve only seen Fiordland at its most incredible when the waterfalls are in full flow.

Following the cruise it’s time to head back to Queenstown. There are two options: (1) travel by coach through the heart of Fiordland National Park, through the Homer Tunnel and beyond or (2) take a spectacular scenic helicopter flight across Mt Aspiring National Park back to Queenstown. Sit back and let the pilot show you another perspective of the World Heritage Area. Look down upon rugged peaks, sheer canyons and alpine lakes, the perfect complement to your experience on the ‘finest walk in the world’. The flight option is available at an additional cost and is dependent upon the weather.

PRICES - DATES

Milford Track - Prices 2016 - 2017 Season

Low season
1 November 2016 – 30 November 2016 Adult AUD$1990.00
and 1 April 2017 – 18 April 2017 Child AUD$1495.00
High season
1 December 2016 – 31 March 2017 Adult AUD$2170.00
Child AUD$1615.00
Private Rooms with Bathroom – per person
Low Season – per person (based on two sharing) AUD$2420.00
High Season – per person (based on two sharing) AUD$2555.00
Low Season – (Single Occupancy) AUD$2880.00
High Season – (Single Occupancy) AUD$3080.00

Milford Track – Track Start and Finish Guide 5 Days, 4 nights, departs daily.
Start – Finish
Monday- Friday
Tuesday – Saturday
Wednesday- Sunday
Thursday – Monday
Friday – Tuesday
Saturday – Wednesday
Sunday- Thursday

BRIEFING

Pre-Track Briefing For all our multi day walks it is essential you attend your pre-track briefing the evening prior to departure. This is held in the Ultimate Hikes office, Top Floor, “The Station”, Corner of Camp & Shotover Streets, Queenstown. Milford Track/Ultimate Hike: 4.00pm Check-in: 3.45pm Routeburn Track: 2.00pm Check-in 1.45pm Grand Traverse: 3.00pm Check-in: 2.45pm Clothing requirements Please remember the above tracks are in remote wilderness areas and the unpredictable nature of the weather in this region means that snow, winds and rain can occur at any time of the year. It is therefore very important to be prepared for the worst weather conditions and carry the appropriate clothing. Details of the required clothing can be found in the “What to Bring” page of the Important Information section. Pre-Track Accommodation Pre-Track accommodation is required. It is essential that we know where you are staying please advise our office when you have finalised your bookings.

CANCELLATION CONDITIONS

Booking Process

To secure a reservation we require full payment at time of booking.

 

Children’s prices apply to those 10-15 years inclusive. We do not take children under 10 years of age on our guided walks. If you are over 70 years, please consult your doctor to check your physical fitness. We suggest you take out comprehensive travel insurance. This normal precaution does not reflect any likelihood of accident, injury or loss during your guided walk.

 

For those walkers who have booked the helicopter fly back option on the MIlford Track Guided Walk, please note flights are weather dependant. We will therefore be unable to confirm your flight until the morning of departure. Payment will be required by credit card or cash at Mitre Peak Lodge once your flight departure has been confirmed.

 

If you book any of our multiday guided walks, please inform us of where you are staying in Queenstown or Te Anau the night prior to your departure and if you have any specialised dietary requirements.

 

The operators reserve the right to alter, amend or cancel any trip should weather or any other circumstance necessitate this. Once the walk has departed from Queenstown (or Mt Cook/Te Anau), no portion of the package payment is refundable in the event of an individual or group being unable to proceed further on the track, for whatever reason.

 

Milford Track Guided Walk, Routeburn Guided Walk and Alpine Guides Mt Cook make all arrangements for these tours on the condition that it shall not be liable for any sickness, injury, damage, loss, accident, delay or irregularity which may be occasioned, either directly or indirectly, by reason of any defect in any vehicle, vessel or aircraft, by weather, by any other cause, or through acts of default of a company or person engaged in conveying the passengers, or in carrying out arrangements for these tours.

 

Cancellations – Multi Day Walks
All cancellations must be made in writing. Cancellation fees are charged on the following basis per person:
Outside 90 days from date of walk departure:          NZ$100 per person
Between 89-60 days from date of walk departure:   NZ$200 per person
Between 59-21 days from date of walk departure:   50% of full fare
Within 21 days of date of walk departure:                  100% of full fare
These fees are non negotiable, we strongly recommend that you take out travel insurance.

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