Milford Track bookings sell out – but you can still experience it!

May 06, 2022


It’s the quick and the dead on booking day for Fiordland’s premiere tramping route. All 22320 bunks have filled up across the 186 day season.

NZ’s Milford Track filled with hikers in under 14 minutes, as the 30th Great Walk season officially opens.

“The Milford Track in particular always has very high demand,” says Ross Shearer, DoC’s Booking Service Manager.

After two seasons of closed borders and domestic-only access to the network, trampers were joined by international bookers, trying to secure bunks on New Zealand’s best-known hike.

“One country I’d expect to see a lift from is Australia,” says Shearer. “As our closest neighbours, the access is so much easier.”



Fortunately for fans of pack-free guided walks you can still experience the Milford Track and several other iconic trails with Life’s An Adventure’s Fiordland’s Great Walks New Zealand.

This 5-day adventure includes the highlights of the Milford, Routeburn, Kepler and Hollyford tracks.

Pack-Free Milford-Sound

No huts to endure, you’ll love staying at superb accommodation at Te Anau and one night on the charming Milford Mariner vessel on Milford Sound.


Indulge in local produce and New Zealand wines every night. Add to this ‘Wow” Factors such as a helicopter flight to the start of your walk on day one and you have a truly inspirational New Zealand walking holiday.

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