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What you need to know before going to the Milford track
Booking the track


Getting there
getting to milford track *map from Google

Optional: You have to get to “Te Anau Downs”. A boat from Te Anau Downs will take you to the start of the trek. MUST : A boat from “Te Anau Downs” will take you to “Glade Wharf”, where Milford track begins. You have to book a boat (can be done via the DOC website).

Another alternative is reaching the start of the track via Dore Pass Route. Note, this is a challenging route for experienced hikers only.

boat to te anau downs *map from Google



Returning back
MUST : You will end the Milford track at “Sandfly point” (yes, there are heaps of sandflies there…!) You should book the boat that will take you from this point to Milford sound (village). Since the last day is a long day, it is recommended to book the latest boat so that you don't have to rush.

boat to milford sound *map from Google


Optional: you will have to arrive to the place where you want to stay that night (recommended to book in advance).

Weather
Milford track is located in Fiordland area of New Zealand. The weather in this area is highly unstable. Winds, rains and snowing can occur anytime during the year. It is highly recommended to check the metservice website for weather forecast. However, since the weather is so unstable, it would be almost impossible to exactly predict the weather conditions even 2-3 in advance. Therefore, it is recommended that you take the needed gear and be prepared for any weather scenarios.


Gear
Here are some things you are advised to take with you: