Experience a guided half-day walk on the world-famous Milford Track, suitable for all abilities. Meander alongside the cascading Arthur River through lush rainforest to Giants Gate, a spectacular waterfall best viewed from the expansive swing bridge.
What to Expect
Spend some time in nature in the beautiful Fiordland National Park on a half-day guided walk to Giants Gate on the world famous Milford Track.
Departing Milford Sound Wharf, the walk begins with a short boat ride to Sandfly Point. It is then an easy 3.4 miles (5.5 kilometers) alongside the cascading Arthur River, then Lake Ada, on a well-maintained track. Your destination is the Giants Gate. This scenic waterfall is best viewed from the large swing bridge spanning the river.
On your return, you will be walking under ancient temperate rainforest surrounded by an array of ferns, mosses, and lichens in vibrant shades of green. The small group of 12 walkers per guide provides an excellent opportunity to learn about the fascinating human heritage of the track.
On completion of the walk, take the opportunity to take photos at the sign marking the end the track, a site festooned with the boots of walkers who have made it to the end of the walk, not a single step further. Then rejoin the boat for the transfer back to Milford Wharf.
- Return boat transport from Milford to Sandfly Point
- Professional hiking guide
- Safety gear
- A limited number of wet weather gear is available for those guests who don’t have their own
Know Before You Go
What to bring: comfortable walking boots/shoes, waterproof jacket, warm clothing including hat and gloves, sun hat, water bottle, snacks, day pack, and insect repellent.