Milford Track Transport and Information

Trampers at Glade Wharf - Start of Milford TrackBus at Te Anau Downs to meet the boat to Milford Track

Milford Track Transport & Information. Freedom walk one of the finest tracks in Fiordland National Park. Travel to the Milford Track with Tracknet.

Great Walks Summer Milford Track Transport Options:

Tracknet services connect with each boat onto and off the Milford Track during the great walks season. Charter services by arrangement.

Milford Track Transport and Information

Transport to and from the Milford TrackDeparture timesTravel Time
Queenstown to Te Anau Downs6:55am  3hrs&15mins
Te Anau to Te Anau Downs9.45am12:15pm 30mins
Boat from Te Anau Downs to Milford Track (Book With DOC)10.30am1.00pm 

1hr&30mins

Boat from Sandfly Point to Milford Sound (Book With DOC)2.00pm3.00pm

4.00pm

20mins

Milford Sound to Te Anau9.25am2.30pm5.00pm2hrs&15mins
Milford Sound to Queenstown9.25am2.30pm 5hrs
  • Hut and boat tickets must be booked through the Department of Conservation before buses are booked
  • Queenstown to Te Anau Downs service has a 15 minute stop-over at the Te Anau Department of Conservation (DOC) Visitor Centre for passengers to collect hut and boat tickets. There may also be a possible bus change
  • Milford Sound to Queenstown services have a restroom break and possible bus change in Te Anau
  • Tracknet services connect with each boat onto and off the Milford Track from Te Anau and Milford Sound
  • The 6.55am service from Queenstown to Te Anau Downs and the 9.45am service from Te Anau to Te Anau Downs connect with the 10.30am boat from Te Anau Downs to Glade Wharf
  • The 12.15pm service from Te Anau to Te Anau Downs connect with the 1.00pm boat from Te Anau Downs to Glade Wharf
  • The 2.00pm boat from Sandfly Point connects with the 2.30pm bus from Milford Sound to Te Anau and Queenstown
  • All services have limited pick up and drop off points
  • Book online or complete our booking form with your requirements. Please allow up to 1 working day for your booking form to be processed. Alternatively, please contact us to make your booking or for further details

 

Milford Track Information:

The 53.5 km Milford Track is in the heart of spectacular Fiordland National Park, which is part of the Te Wahi Pounamu, South West New Zealand World Heritage Area.

Located in the south-west of the South Island the Milford Track starts at the head of Lake Te Anau and finishes in Milford Sound. Te Anau is the nearest township. It is 150kms from Invercargill; 180kms from Queenstown; 300kms from Dunedin and 650kms from Christchurch. Te Anau has a full range of accommodation, shopping, hire services and car storage.

Often described as the finest walk in the world, the Milford Track is one of New Zealand's most popular. The track can only be walked in one direction, as a 4 day / 3 night walk – Glade Wharf to Milford Sound, during the Great Walks Summer Season (late October to late April). Only 40 Independent Walkers and a similar number of Guided walkers are permitted to start the track each day. Booking during summer is essential - contact the Department of Conservation to reserve your hut space on the Track.

The Milford Track passes through the beech forests of a sheer-sided glacial valley as it gradually climbs and follows the usually crystal-clear Clinton River to the foot of Mackinnon Pass. From the pass (1073 metres) spectacular views of the surrounding mountains are obtained. The Sutherland Falls, the highest waterfall in New Zealand can be seen after the descent from the pass. The higher rainfall and milder temperatures of the Arthur Valley give a more diverse forest walk, past waterfalls and lakes to Sandfly Point. A wide variety of native birds may be seen or heard along the length of the track

Winter Season Milford Track Transport Information

Tracknet provides a Milford Track Winter Transport Package for Experienced Hikers who want to explore the Milford Track at its most wild.

In the winter season (May to late October) walkers can travel the track in either direction staying up to two nights at each hut. Staying overnight in shelters or camping on the Milford track is not permitted.

Bookings

You can check availabilitydeparture times and book online and receive an instant email confirmation, or you can complete our booking form with your requirements. Please allow up to 1 working day for your booking form to be processed. Alternatively, please contact us to make your booking or for further details.