Milford Track Transport and Information (summer)

Trampers at Glade Wharf - Start of Milford Track

Freedom walk one of the finest tracks in Fiordland National Park. Tracknet services connect with each boat to and off the Milford Track during the great walks season. Charter services by prior arrangement.

Travel to the Milford Track with Tracknet.



 Transport to and from the Milford Track Departure times Travel Time
Queenstown to Te Anau Downs 6:55am*  10:45am* 3hrs&15mins
Te Anau to Te Anau Downs 9:45am 12:15pm  1:30pm 30mins
Boat from Te Anau Downs to Milford Track (Book With DOC) 10:30am 1:00pm 2:00pm 1hr&30mins
Boat from Sandfly Point to Milford Sound (Book With DOC) 2:00pm 3:00pm 4:00pm 20mins
Milford Sound to Te Anau 9:25am 2:30pm 5:00pm 2hrs&15mins
Milford Sound to Queenstown 9:25am 2:30pm 5hrs

A single asterisk (*) indicates further information about the service is available below:

Bookings: You can check availability, departure 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.



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, 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 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 staying up to two nights at each hut. Staying overnight in shelters or camping on the Milford track is not permitted.