Milford Track Guided Day Walk (Te Anau Return)

Milford Track Guided Day Walk (Te Anau Return)

Famously described by Rudyard Kipling as the ‘finest walk in the world’, the Milford Track is internationally acclaimed for its spectacular scenery. Walking the full length of the Milford Track through to Milford Sound takes four days. However, if you are short on time, you can still experience a taste of this stunning hiking route.

The Milford Track is renowned for its dramatic alpine scenery, clear rivers and ancient beech forest. The day walk explores the first section of this classic track as far as the historic Glade House.

Begin with a short coach transfer from Te Anau to Te Anau Downs before boarding a catamaran for a one hour lake cruise to the head of Lake Te Anau and the start of the Milford Track. From Glade Wharf, the track follows the Clinton River to Glade House for lunch.

A specialist nature guide leads a 4 – 5 hour leisurely walk on a gentle gradient (11 kms return) through forest, grassy flats and wetlands with a maximum of 12 walkers per guide. There is comprehensive commentary by the nature guide pointing out native birds and plants and detailing the regions history.

Following the guided walk, return by catamaran and then coach to Te Anau. Not recommended for children under 10 years.

Tour Info

Tour Type: Guided Nature Tours & Walks
From: Te Anau to Te Anau
Price:
From (NZD) $195 per person
Duration: 1 Day
Tour Code: RJ410

Inclusions

Luxury coach transport from Te Anau to Te Anau Downs & return
Guided day excursion including a walk on the first section of the world famous Milford Track
4-5 hours of leisurely walking
Morning and Afternoon Tea
A picnic lunch is included (consisting of homemade sandwich, hot soup, bread, fruit, biscuits and fruit juice)

Schedule & Duration

  • Frequency: Daily (November – Mid April)
  • Departure Point: Visitor Centre, Lakefront Drive, Te Anau
  • Departure Time: 9:30am
  • Duration: 9 hours (approximately)
  • Return Details: 18:00pm
  • Closed: Christmas Day

General Information

  • Child ages are 10-14 years inclusive. Not recommended for children under 10 years
  • What to Bring: Comfortable walking shoes/boots, waterproof jacket, warm clothing, daypack, sunscreen, sunglasses, sun hat, insect repellent, snacks and drink and camera
  • Luxury 47 seater Volvo coaches with reclining seats and air conditioning.
  • English speaking nature guides (1 guide to a maximum of 12 people)
  • Picnic lunch contains homemade sandwich, hot soup, bread, fruit, biscuits and fruit juice

Important Information

  • This tour sells out quickly, please book early
  • This tour must be booked at least 72 hours in advance of travel
  • Confirmation for this product will be received within 24 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Tour is operated in English unless otherwise stated
  • Complete operator information, including opening times and local contact telephone numbers are included on your e-voucher

Tourism Affiliations

Tourism Industry MemberQualmark Endorsed Visitor TransportQualmark Enviro Silver

4.3/5.0

There are 3 reviews of this tour from past clients of Relaxing Journeys, averaging 4.3 out of 5.


Tour Reviews

5
13/04/2013
Everything was perfect, we left on time, lunch was ample and delicious, guide was most informative and the walk was very easy. We could consider the whole 3-4 day walk at some stage in the future!
Overall Tour Rating

3
20/03/2013
I found this section of the day walk did not have the 'WOW' factor and was poorly attended with myself and one other with the guide. This section could be easily walked independently with boat connections. I would have liked to walk on as far as Clinton Hut as this is what the itinerary indicated, but this option was not given to us. From Glade House we just went to the wetlands and then returned. I also find the Guided walk somewhat overpriced. I am a New Zealander from Wellington, and chose to do this walk as I am considering to do the full Milford Track at some stage in the future.
Overall Tour Rating

5
30/01/2011
That's a great walk!
Overall Tour Rating

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Milford Track Guided Day Walk (Te Anau Return)
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Tour Code: RJ410
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