The Milford track was awesome. Went in as an independent tramper, making reservations online with DOC. The track is maintained to a high standard and there is very little chance of getting lost. You will see some beautiful scenery, amazing waterfalls and cheeky and tame bird life.
I personally found the walk a lot easier than I had anticipated, and the first two days of hiking are pretty straight forward. The third day of the hike would probably be the best, the view from the top of the McKinnon Pass is breathtaking and we were lucky to have decent weather while we were up there.
The huts are fairly comfortable, however snoring in the bunk rooms can be pretty loud so maybe bring a pair of ear plugs or take your iPod and also ensure that you have some decent insect repellent as in some spots the sandflies are evil .
The area gets a lot of rain and changeable weather so be sure that you are prepared, have decent water proof clothing and that you double bag or pack all your gear into dry bags.
Also when we walked the track there was that much rain, that we were unsure if we would have to stay an extra night on the track, so it would be a wise idea to take an extra days food, in case such a situation arises.
Loved this experience and would definitely recommend.
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