Can you free walk the Milford Track?

Independent hiking on the Milford Track Independent (or ‘freedom’) walkers will hike the Milford Track without a guide and will need to book well in advance, prepare adequately and carry their own gear for the duration of the hike.

How long is the Milford Track?

53.5 km
TRACK LOGISTICS DISTANCE: 53.5 km one way (transport required). DURATION: 4 Days / 3 Nights (required) – the first day is really short and you can start in the afternoon. START: Glade Wharf, Lake Te Anau via water taxi from Te Anau Downs (27km from Te Anau). FINISH: Milford Sound via water taxi from Sandfly Point.

Can you walk the Milford Track in one direction?

The Milford Track can only be walked in one direction. The track is well marked and signposted, but some sections are steep and rough and the track may be muddy and slippery. Poor weather conditions can make this walk challenging, even in the Great Walks season. This brochure describes a 4-day

How long does it take to hike Milford Track?

It takes four days and can only be hiked by booking a permit in advanced for specific dates – you can’t just turn up with a tent. The Milford Track is one of the 10 Great Walks of New Zealand and is often referred to as “the finest walk in the world”.

Where is the Milford Track in New Zealand?

What is the Milford Track? The Milford Track is a 53.5km hike in the South Island of New Zealand from Lake Te Anau through the majestic Fiordland National Park to Milford Sound, one of the natural wonders of the world. The trail was the first inland route to Milford Sound and has been a favourite with hikers for over a century.

Can you skip the hut on the Milford Track?

You cannot skip any of the huts on the Milford Track and you cannot walk it in the opposite direction. To us, the independent walk is the most liberating way to hike the Milford Track.