5 star rating: Highly Recommended 4 Reviews

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  • Location:Te Anau, New Zealand
  • Duration:9 hours (approx.)

Milford Track Guided Day Walk from Te Anau

Embark on a Milford Track guided walk with picnic lunch and catamaran cruise during this day trip from Te Anau. A nature guide leads you on a leisurely hike through ancient beech forest and grassy flats on the first section of the Milford Track, one of the New Zealand Great Walks located in UNESCO-listed Fiordland National Park. You’ll hike in a small group with a maximum of 12 people per guide, allowing for a personalized experience, suitable for people of all ages and fitness levels.


  • Get a taste of the world famous Milford Track on a one-day guided walk
  • A nature guide will share the history and natural features of the track
  • A leisurely 4-5 hour walk with time for photos and to take in the view of the native plant and bird life
  • Maximum of 12 walkers per guide, allowing for a unique and intimate experience
  • A delicious picnic lunch is included
  • Suitable for walkers of all fitness levels and ages

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What You Can Expect

Milford Track Guided Day Walk from Te Anau

Milford Track Guided Day Walk from Te Anau

This one-day Milford Track guided walk is a great option if you don't have time to hike the entire route — a New Zealand Great Walk that usually requires four days to complete. Your 4.5-hour walk covers a 5- to 6-mile (9- to 11-km) section at the beginning of the tramping route in UNESCO-listed Fiordland National Park.

Meet your nature guide in central Te Anau for a brief coach drive to Te Anau Downs, located on the edge of Lake Te Anau, where you’ll board a catamaran to the trailhead of the Milford Track. From here, walk at a leisurely, unhurried pace through grassy flats; there is a gentle gradient, but no big hills to climb.

You’ll cross a swing bridge over the Clinton River, then continue on through ancient beech forest to the Clinton Hikers Hut. Enjoy a provided picnic lunch and hot drinks served at the hut beside a mountain stream.

Throughout the 4.5-hour walk, your guide illuminates the area’s birdlife and other natural features, and ensures plenty of time for you to relax and take photos of the magnificent alpine landscape.

Upon completion of your Milford Track walk, you’ll return by catamaran and coach to Te Anau.

Customer Reviews

United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2013

Although it rained (as apparantly it does most days) the tour was great. Very professionally run tour. Great lunch and wonderful surroundings. Who could ask for anything more.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2013

Great day out. Will the guide was very knowledgeable about all the fauna and flora on the track.
Very amiable and likeable.
Whole trip was excellent.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2012

was an amazing daytrip to say the least! i thought originally the price was too much for a guided walk but once you include the return ferry, a brilliant lunch in peaceful surroundings and the knowledge of the guide, it is quite justified!
if you only have one day free, i would highly recommend this daytrip for anyone who wants to see some of the world famous milford track

Isadore U
New Zealand

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2010

What a great way to experience the world-famous Milford Track without doing the whole four days.
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