Milford Track 5 Day Freedom Premium Package
- Duration: 5 Days (approx.)
- Product code: Milford5DFreedom
Please note that accommodation is in Department of Conservation huts which are pre-booked for our guests - these are basic but comfortable and must be shared with other track walkers. Clients must carry their own pack containing clothing, sleeping bag, food and cooking equipment/eating utensils. Gas is available in the huts.
0 – Your equipment and food will be dropped off at your accommodation in Te Anau
Day 1 – Glade Wharf to Clinton Hut
Travel by bus from Te Anau to Te Anau Downs to connect with your water taxi for a cruise up Lake Te Anau to Glade Wharf, start of the Milford Track. From the landing a leisurely 1½ hour walk takes you through attractive beech forest along the banks of the beautiful Clinton River to Clinton Hut where you will spend the night.
Day 2 – Clinton Hut to Mintaro Hut
Today your walk follows the stunning Clinton River to reach Mintaro Hut. It’s a gradual climb from Clinton Hut as the track follows the Clinton River to its source, Lake Mintaro, at the base of Mackinnon Pass. Mintaro Hut is situated at
the base of the Mackinnon Pass and en route you can see your first glimpse of the Pass and the Pompolona ice field.
Day 3 – Mintaro Hut to Dumpling Hut
(Approx. 6-7 hours/14km)
Hike to the top of Mackinnon Pass today – approximately 2 hours from Mintaro Hut - on a well-graded, zigzag track with stunning views of Lake Mintaro and the Clinton Valley below. The Pass Day Shelter is the highest point on the track at 1154 metres. After the descent you can take an optional side walk to Sutherland Falls, among the highest single drop falls in the world, before continuing to Dumpling Hut.
Day4 – Dumpling Hut to Sandfly Point, Milford Sound
Follow the Arthur River to Lake Ada and onto the track end at Sandfly Point. From here the launch will transfer you to Milford Sound and the short walk around to Milford Lodge in Milford Sound village. Stay overnight at the Lodge and enjoy dinner included here too.
Day 5 – Milford Sound – Te Anau
This morning take the Milford Sound Cruise (picnic lunch provided) and the bus transfer will return you to Te Anau mid-afternoon.