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Milford Track Self-Guided Walk Transfers

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Overview

Milford Track Self-Guided Walk Transfers take independent multi-day hikers to or from Te Anau or Queenstown to the Milford Track Great Walk in New Zealand. If doing a multi-day hike staying in the huts, then before booking the transfers you should make sure you have the huts confirmed. These can easily be booked on the DOC's website. Bookings for huts for the following season generally open in late April or early May. Prior booking is essential - bookings open in early May for the following summer. Book early to avoid disappointment.

Once all your huts have been confirmed, then your coach transfers should be booked, using the link on this page.

Please use this form to provide an outline of your booking enquiry or to book "Loop" Packages. This form can also be used if you wish to make multiple bookings for Tracks.

We will contact you within 24 hours to confirm your requirements and the actual price of your request.

Please note the timetable and rates only apply to our summer season from 23 October to 1 May. Please contact us if you need transport outside this period.

Timetable

23 Oct 2018 - 1 May 2019
  Departure Time 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 1pm 2pm 1hr 30mins
Boat from Sandfly Point to Milford Sound (book with DOC) 2pm 3pm 4pm 20mins
Milford Sound to Te Anau 9:25am 2:30pm 5pm 2hrs 15mins
Milford Sound to Queenstown 9:25am 2:30pm   5hrs

Milford Track Self-Guided Walk Transfers, New Zealand

Milford Track Self-Guided Walk Transfers, New Zealand

Milford Track Self-Guided Walk Transfers, New Zealand

Milford Track Self-Guided Walk Transfers, New Zealand

Milford Track Self-Guided Walk Transfers, New Zealand

Itinerary

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Day 1Queenstown or Te Anau to Clinton Hutapprox 1.5 hr/5 km

It is recommended that you arrive in Queenstown or Te Anau a day before your hike. You can book your accommodation here.

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Travel by coach from Queenstown or Te Anau to Te Anau Downs. Board your ferry for a cruise up Lake Te Anau to the Milford Track jetty at Glade House. From the landing a 1½ hour walk along the Clinton River, takes you to Clinton Hut where you will spend the night.

Day 2Clinton Hut to Mintaro Hutapprox 5-6 hrs/16.5 km

Today your walk follows the Clinton River, climbing gently through a gorge to the upper flats of the Clinton to reach at Lake Mintaro, the source of the Clinton River. Mintaro Hut is situated located here at the base of the Mackinnon Pass.

Day 3Mintaro Hut to Dumpling Hutapprox 6-7 hrs/14 km

After breakfast the track continues up the valley to cross the head of the Clinton and then climbs a well graded zig-zag to the top of the McKinnon Pass, with magnificent views of Clinton Valley, and north towards Milford Sound. This is the highest point on the track, 1073 metres.

From here you drop steadily down to Dumpling Hut. On the way down you can take an optional side detour of 2kms (1½ hrs) to see the Sutherland Falls, before carrying on to Dumpling Hut.

Day 4Dumpling Hut to Te Anau or Queenstownapprox 5.5-6 hrs/18 km

This morning, you follow the Arthur River to Lake Ada and onto the track end at Sandfly Point. On the way down, stop to admire Mackay Falls and Bell Rock, an unusual rock which has been worn by water and rocks to form a hollow interior.

From here the launch will transfer you to Milford Sound where you will board your coach for the journey back to Te Anau or Queenstown

Cost per person NZ$

23 Oct 2018 - 1 May 2019
  Adult Child
Queenstown to Te Anau Downs $69 $49
Te Anau to Te Anau Downs $28 $19
Milford Sound to Te Anau $53 $39
Milford Sound to Queenstown $92 $68

Cancellation Charges

  • 20% Charge if cancelled outside 24 hours from departure
  • If necessary one change allowed outside 6 hours from departure
  • Additional changes or cancellation $10 admin fee applies
  • 50% Charge if cancelled 6-24 hours from departure
  • No Refund if cancellation made within 6 hours of departure or if a "No-Show"

Itinerary

Open All
Day 1Queenstown or Te Anau to Clinton Hutapprox 1.5 hr/5 km

It is recommended that you arrive in Queenstown or Te Anau a day before your hike. You can book your accommodation here.

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Travel by coach from Queenstown or Te Anau to Te Anau Downs. Board your ferry for a cruise up Lake Te Anau to the Milford Track jetty at Glade House. From the landing a 1½ hour walk along the Clinton River, takes you to Clinton Hut where you will spend the night.

Day 2Clinton Hut to Mintaro Hutapprox 5-6 hrs/16.5 km

Today your walk follows the Clinton River, climbing gently through a gorge to the upper flats of the Clinton to reach at Lake Mintaro, the source of the Clinton River. Mintaro Hut is situated located here at the base of the Mackinnon Pass.

Day 3Mintaro Hut to Dumpling Hutapprox 6-7 hrs/14 km

After breakfast the track continues up the valley to cross the head of the Clinton and then climbs a well graded zig-zag to the top of the McKinnon Pass, with magnificent views of Clinton Valley, and north towards Milford Sound. This is the highest point on the track, 1073 metres.

From here you drop steadily down to Dumpling Hut. On the way down you can take an optional side detour of 2kms (1½ hrs) to see the Sutherland Falls, before carrying on to Dumpling Hut.

Day 4Dumpling Hut to Te Anau or Queenstownapprox 5.5-6 hrs/18 km

This morning, you follow the Arthur River to Lake Ada and onto the track end at Sandfly Point. On the way down, stop to admire Mackay Falls and Bell Rock, an unusual rock which has been worn by water and rocks to form a hollow interior.

From here the launch will transfer you to Milford Sound where you will board your coach for the journey back to Te Anau or Queenstown

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