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Milford Track Transport

The Milford Track is one of the most beautiful walks in the world. If you are ticking this Great Walk off your bucket list, transport on and off this remote track is essential. 

We offer seamless connections from Queenstown and Te Anau, with transfer boats across Lake Te Anau to the start of the track, and then we pick you up at the end of your hike from Sandfly point into Milford Sound. With RealNZ, your Milford Track transport is in safe hands.

Why book with us?

  • Be the first on track. Two guaranteed daily departures at 10:30am and 2pm.
  • Guarantee your transport. Daily departures, no matter the weather.
  • Travel in comfort. Cruise across Lake Te Anau and soak up views on the deck, with local commentary and onboard bathrooms.
  • Free cancellation policy. It's free to cancel or amend your booking up to 24hrs before travel.
  • Best price and service. Boat transport pricing is locked in at 22/23 pricing for a limited time.
  • Give back to nature. $5 of every adult ticket is donated to the Leslie Hutchins Conservation Foundation.
  • Lowest price guarantee. Find a lower advertised price elsewhere, and our team will match it.

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Walking the Milford Track 

The Milford Track starts at Glade Wharf, Te Anau Downs. You must book a 1-hour boat transfer across Lake Te Anau to the start of the walking track. We offer a daily ferry service during the Great Walk season. Free car parking is available at Te Anau Downs, or bus transfers can also be booked from Queenstown or central Te Anau.

After four days of tramping through beautiful beech forests and across alpine passes, the track ends with a short boat ride from Sandfly Point to Milford Sound. RealNZ operates a boat service at the track's end, which must be booked in advance. 

Important things to know about the Milford Track 

  • The Milford Track can only be walked in one direction (Te Anau Downs to Milford Sound) 
  • The track must be walked as a 3-night, 4-day walk.
  • You must book your hut passes directly through DOC; no camping is allowed on the Milford Track.
  • Rated as an Intermediate track, the walk is suitable for various abilities.
  • The Milford Great Walk is maintained to a high standard, with well-formed tracks and sturdy bridges.
  • Outside of the great walk season, facilities are significantly reduced, and additional safety hazards are present. Only very experienced and well-equipped trampers should attempt the track during this time
  • Visit The Department of Conservation for more information on track conditions, what to pack, and to book your hut passes.

2023/2024 Track Transport Boat Schedules

From Te Anau Downs to track start at Glade Wharf

  • 10:30am departure (24 Oct - 28 Apr)
  • 2:00pm departure  (24 Oct - 28 Apr)

From Sandfly Point to Milford Sound

  • Multiple daily departures between 2:00pm and 4.30pm (27 Oct - 30 Apr)

Note: The Sandfly Point transfer boat will continuously shuttle walkers back and forth from the end of the track to Milford Sound.


A cruise through spectacular Milford Sound is the perfect way to end your Milford Track experience. 

Cruise past mighty Mitre Peak, stand under the legendary Stirling Falls and keep an eye out for the unique locals (seals, dolphins and penguins). Add on a cruise and experience the magic of Milford Sound firsthand. Our Milford Day cruise is the ideal way to end your 4-day Milford Track tramp.

Book now: Milford Sound Day Cruise - Ensure you're at the Sandfly Point for the 1.30pm Milford Track Transfer pickup to make your same-day Milford Cruise.

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