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Take a journey through dramatic scenery. Hike though valleys and admire majestic mountain peaks as you cross the Southern Alps over MacKinnon Pass.
Discover the magic of a rainforest and experience the vitality of the Sutherland Falls along the way. For nature-lovers, the tiny green orchids and purple fungus are the best kept secret.
The 53.5km Milford Track, managed by the Department of Conservation (DOC), takes 4 days to hike. The track goes from Glade Wharf, at the northern end of Lake Te Anau, to Sandfly Point in Milford Sound. The best time to go is from late October to late April, the Milford Track Great Walks season. Bookings for accommodation in DOC huts are required and should be made well in advance.
Walkers need to be self-sufficient, well-prepared and equipped for changeable alpine weather conditions.
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Start your journey through New Zealand's stunning landscapes at a Department of Conservation (DOC) Visitor Centre. Information about conservation areas, as well as DOC's 14,000 km of tracks, 9 Great Walks, and network of 950 huts and 324 campsites.