Milford Track Great Walk

Private Milford Track Guided Walk

  • 1-2 people from
    NZ$1025

Experience the Milford Track on your own terms

Enjoy a day hike with your own private guide on the world-famous Milford Track.  This must-do experience, is the best option to truly discover this lush forest environment.  With a private guide you will get exactly what you want out of the day, hiking at your own pace, with all the logistics and travel taken care of.

We begin our day by collecting you from your Te Anau accommodation.  Relax in the company of your guide as you travel along the scenic Milford Road.

On arrival at Milford Sound, after a brief comfort stop we board the water taxi for a short ride across the fiord to access the Milford Track and our start point. 

Landing at Sandfly Point you will hike with your attentive guide alongside the cascading Arthur River and moody Lake Ada. The early morning stillness allows us to see the bird life and discover the area in peace.  From the ancient canopy trees towering above to the emerald-green ferns below and the birdsong that echoes through the trees, it is a unique World Heritage Area best explored by foot. Our destination and half way point, is the impressive Giant Gate  This spectacular waterfall is best viewed from the large swing bridge spanning the river. 

On completion of the walk choose to enjoy Milford Sound’s awe-inspiring scenery from the comfort of a Real Journey's Scenic Boat Cruise (additional charge). With purpose-built observation lounges and large decks, you can be sure you will get some great viewing opportunities. You’ll see the geological drama of sheer cliffs, massive waterfalls, glaciers and rainforest. Keep a look out for wildlife like seals basking on the rocks or dolphins. During the cruise, friendly crew provide commentaries and point out the sights such as Mitre Peak and the Pembroke Glacier. After the boat cruise we return you to your Te Anau accommodation.

Alternatively you can explore Milford Sound from the shoreline with your guide, then retrace your steps back to Te Anau.  Scenic and photographic stops can be made along the way as requested, as there is plenty to see.  The day is yours, your knowledgeable guide will tailor the return to your motivations before dropping you off at your Te Anau accommodation.

Loved the trek!

Loved the trek with Ross who was very pleasant to visit with as well as knowledgeable.

Marlene and Don

Fiordland: Natures heartland

Thank you for making our Fiordland experience such a great family adventure. 
You have transformed our image of New Zealand with the variety of walks, helicopter, cruises and local insights you brought together so beautifully over 3 days.
We have a special debt of gratitude to our guide, Michelle, for inspiring our daughters to get the most out of their two half day walks on Kepler and Milford tracks.
Our parents are showing friends the Fiordland helicopter DVD production that reminds them of their exciting Helicopter sight seeing with lunch at Luxmore cabin.
We now tell everyone to visit you in Te Anau as the gateway to the Fiordland. It is more than a national park, it is natures heartland in New Zealand.

Maria, Brisbane
  • Giant Gate Waterfall
  • Milford Sound
  • Milford Sound, Deep Water Basin
  • Milford Sound Terminal
  • Milford Track
  • Sandfly Point
  • Te Anau
  • Queenstown

Meals

A picnic lunch and refreshments are provided. If you have any dietary requirements please let us know prior to the day of travel so we can cater for these. 

Schedule

6.45 am Pick up from your Te Anau accommodation

8.45 am Arrive Milford Sound and depart by Water taxi to Sandfly Point

11.15 am Wilderness tea break at Giant Gate Waterfall

1.00 pm Water taxi departs Sandfly Point

1.15 pm Return to Milford Sound

Option 1 - Join a scheduled boat cruise on Milford Sound 

1.45 pm Depart Milford Sound Scenic Cruise

3.30 pm Return Milford Wharf

3.40 pm Depart Milford Sound

5.30 pm Arrive Te Anau accommodation

Option 2 - Journey back to Te Anau with scenic stops 

1.45 pm Depart Milford Sound

4.00 pm Arrive Te Anau accommodation (may be later if additional walks are requested)

Availability: 28 October to 30th April

What to bring

We recommend you bring comfortable walking shoes, day pack containing warm sweater/fleece jacket, waterproof jacket, insect repellent, water bottle, and camera on your guided walk. We also recommend you have a change of clothes and dry shoes on conclusion of the walk in case it is a wet day. 

We Provide

We provide a private, professional nature guide, private return vehicle transfer from your Te Anau accommodation, water taxi transport from Deep Water Basin to Sandfly Point, Milford Track and return, safety gear, and picnic lunch and hot drinks.

On conclusion of the walk you have the option to enjoy a 1 hour 40 minute scenic cruise with Real Journeys (extra charges apply). 

Difficulty

Some fitness required, easy walking. 50 metre vertical gain, 11 km return walk.  There is some ares where terrain is rocky or rough underfoot.  Walking time approx 4 hours.  On occasion, wet weather may make conditions more challenging when puddles or streams may be encountered.  We operate in most weather conditions, so ensure you are suitably prepared. 

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