If you have any queries about any of our trips, please contact the trip co-ordinator
Emma Lister (03) 417 7571 email@example.com
Not running in 2024
Often described as the "Finest Walk in the World". A 55 km moderate four day tramp, with up to seven hours walking on some of the days. It is a four day (three night) back to nature adventure through the spectacular scenery of Fiordland. The track starts at the head of Lake Te Anau, follows up the Clinton Valley over Mackinnon Pass (1,100m) and then down the Arthur River to Milford Sound.
A good standard of tramping fitness and equipment is required - you will need to walk 14 to 18 km a day, carry an 11-12kg pack over rocky surfaces with some stiff climbs and descents. Those with knee or hip problems could suffer on the long rough descent from MacKinnon Pass. Weather can vary from glorious sunshine to torrential rain and blizzards.
We use the three DoC Huts on the track. They are roomy, warm and comfortable, with open plan bunkrooms with good mattresses, gas cookers, flush toilets, but no showers. (Plenty of good swimming holes!) We supply the food, but you help to carry and cook it.
We leave the Leviathan Hotel, Dunedin by chartered bus at 7.00am sharp on the first day, and return about 6pm on the fifth day.
Day 1; Bus leaves Dunedin at 7.00am, travelling through to Te Anau. Ferry transfer to start of track. Tramp from Glade Wharf to Clinton Hut. 5km (approx 1-1.5 hours)
Day 2; Tramp Clinton Hut to Mintaro Hut. 16.5km (approx 6 hours)
Day 3; Tramp Mintaro Hut to Dumpling Hut. 14km (approx 6-7 hours)
Day 4; Tramp Dumpling Hut to Sandfly Point. 18km (approx 5.5-6 hours). Ferry transfer from Sandfly Point to Bus. When we arrive at Milford Sound after our tramp, we board a boat at 4.30pm, and spend that night on the boat, cruising the majestic Milford Sound, with opportunities to go kayaking, swimming, learn about the geology of the area or just relax on board. This boat trip is the perfect end to your tramp, with hot showers, good meals and no sleeping bag required! Returning to Milford township at 9.15am next morning to catch the bus back to Dunedin. People wishing to catch LATE flights back north next day, can be dropped off at Dunedin Airport about 6pm.
TRANSPORT AND FOOD;
Our buses leave from the Leviathan Hotel in Dunedin. We can pick you up enroute. If you choose to meet us in Te Anau there is no discount to the cost of the trip. Prices are all based on travel from Dunedin.
We organise all the food and equipment to cook it with. You help carry it, cook it and eat it. Your share of the food/equipment you need to carry will be approximately 2kg. You will need to bring your own utensils and plate/mug.
I just wanted to thank the Milton tramping club for a fantastic trip. The organisation of the entire trip was so well done and all our leaders were superb! We had an amazing time and are keen to book another trip next season.
We had a great trip. Thankyou so much to our four leaders and to you and your organisation for all the planning. The leaders did a great job.
Phone; (03) 417 7571