If you're interested in extending your time in New Zealand with a visit to the Milford Track, we have a great opportunity for you. Normally, the Milford Track can only be experienced by undertaking a rigorous five- day hike. We've been able to arrange for you to experience the scenic first section of the track in one day in the company of an expert local Milford guide. It's an addition to your New Zealand experience that you won't soon forget!
Continued from the end of the main tour.
For any guests continuing on the Milford Track extension, you are already in Queenstown. You will be transferred by private vehicle to Te Anau. Te Anau is the nearest town to Milford Sound, the gateway to the World Heritage Fiordland National Park, and the starting point of the world famous Milford Track.
This is a day at leisure, on your own to enjoy as you like. Options include a walk to Lake Te Anau where you can try your hand at fly-fishing or opt for a guided tour through the Glowworm Caves. You may prefer a walk along the lakeshore to the Wildlife Park to view the rare, endangered Takahe, a colorful green and blue bird with a red beak and short stout legs.
DAY 2 – TE ANAU
This morning you'll embark on a walk through the Milford Track. Often described as the "Finest Walk in the World", this 33 mile trek is New Zealand's most famous (we'll cover 6.6 miles of the Track). Set in Fiordland National Park, the area features dramatic glacier cut fjords, deep U-shaped valleys, spectacular waterfalls, beech-podocarp forests, extensive temperate rainforest and endangered species of plants, birds and animals. The area also includes the rare endemic blue duck, red deer, wild chamois, and alpine kea.
On this wonderful walk, you boat across Lake Te Anau, and then follow a valley trail with the Clinton River at your side as you pass through ancient beech forest on your way to your destination at Hiere Falls. On your return back down the valley, your guided walk follows a different trail for expansive views across Lake Te Anau.
DAY 3 – TE ANAU / QUEENSTOWN
After breakfast, you will transfer back to Queenstown city center or airport.
Starting Point:Queenstown – 12:00 pm – Lobby of St. Moritz
Ending Point:Queenstown – 12:00 pm – Hotel or airport
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