Start your day with a pick up from your Te Anau accommodation. Your local, friendly guide will collect you bright and early! You can sit back and relax as we drive along the scenic Milford Highway through stunning mountain scenery.
Departing from Deepwater Basin at Milford Sound, the walk begins with a short boat ride to Sandfly Point.
Enjoy an easy 5.5 km (11 km return) walk alongside the cascading Arthur River and moody Lake Ada, on a well-maintained track. From the ancient canopy trees towering above to the emerald-green ferns below and the birdsong that echoes through the trees, it is a unique World Heritage Area best explored by foot.
Our destination is the impressive Giant Gate waterfall. This spectacular waterfall is best viewed from the large swing bridge spanning the river.
We then return at a leisurely pace, taking the time to enjoy this incredible forest. The small group of 12 walkers to 1 guide provides an excellent opportunity to learn about the fascinating human heritage of the track. On completion of the walk an opportunity is made for photos at the sign marking the end the track. Walkers then re-join the boat for the transfer back to Milford.
We recommend you bring comfortable walking shoes, day pack containing warm sweater/fleece jacket, waterproof jacket, insect repellent, drinking water, hiking snacks and camera on your guided walk. We also recommend you have a change of clothes and dry shoes on conclusion of the walk in case it is a wet day.
- What To Expect- Walking distance of 11 km, mainly flat track with 50 meter gain in height
- Easy walk, basic fitness required, suitable for family groups
- What Is Included- Professional nature guide
- Water taxi transport from Deep Water Basin to Sandfly Point, Milford Track and return
- Safety gear
- Hot drinks
- Pick up and drop off
- TransfersWe normally do the pick-up at your accommodation if it is in Te Anau city. Otherwise, the default location is the Te Anau Real Journey's office.
Home pick-ups are from 7:45AM. Please be ready waiting outside your accommodation or reception at this time and we will collect you within 10 minutes.