The Milford Track is a stunning 53.5 km walking track through rainforest and mountainous terrain on New Zealand’s South Island, ending with a ferry ride to scenic Milford Sound.
I had the extraordinary luck to enjoy four days of clear skies and sunshine on this track that winds its way through one of the world’s wettest inhabited regions. New Zealand’s South Island is also home to the world’s only alpine parrot – the Kea. And the clever birds are always keen to take a nice pair of boots apart, if you leave them outside overnight.
During the October to April summer season, booking all three huts is compulsory and due to the track’s popularity, reservations are best made online as soon as bookings open in June or July. For more information visit the Department of Conservation‘s site.