Milford Track?

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Milford Track?

Postby penny » Tue Feb 14, 2017 1:58 am

It seems like many tourists who come to New Zealand make a point of walking the Milford track. I wonder if it is worth doing as a local. I mean there are a lot of other tracks that are less traveled. Nothing bugs me more than doing a walk to the sound of someone who just can't stop yapping. Not just because it is annoying but it also scares off the birds. Online the track seems super maintained and more like a boardwalk than a natural hike.

But if the scenery really is a cut above, I guess it would be worth making plans to do the country's most iconic walk?

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Re: Milford Track?

Postby kaacu » Tue Feb 14, 2017 2:58 pm

Sounds you're right, if there're too many people there I would say such walk is a waste and I'll probably spend time on something more natural.

I'm not quite sure on this however. When I was in New Zealand it's winter time, too cold and potentially dangerous to hike and stay overnight. When it's going into summer the hut is always full and prebooked a few months beforehand. So I didn't really have a chance to try that on.

It's so famous probably because it's well maintenance, easy accessible, reasonable trail length for a few days trek, huts available for overnight, and of course the amazing scenery. NZ has heaps of trails and destination far more beautiful but it's just too remote with no facility and starting point you can go with. Such places may be more suitable for experts.

I think Milford Track is still a natural gem. To avoid the crowd you may try to do in shoulder season.

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