For independent walkers, the Milford Track is home to private lodges, which offer hot showers, toilets and hand washing facilities. The staff prepares meals to suit your requirements and provides New Zealand wine. Guided walkers stay in public huts, but can request a private hut if they wish. The huts have a shared bathroom, gas stoves, and limited battery lighting. There is no camping on the Milford Track, which is a must for anyone who wants to enjoy the spectacular views and sound of birdsong.
How to Choose Milford Track Accommodation
Accommodation on the milford track accommodation is limited, but it is worth a look. The first lodge, Glade House, is located on the trail. During the Great Walk Season (mid-October to April), guests will have to pre-book their huts. These DOC huts offer heated bunks and hot showers. Guests can also reserve rooms and cook their own meals in the kitchen facilities, but running water is not available.
The Milford Track is best experienced with a guide, and the experience of being with a local is an added bonus. While hiking the trail, check weather forecasts for the area. The rocky areas can be challenging. In addition to that, you will need to pack heavy equipment for your walk. Depending on your group size, you can choose between a self-catering cottage or a lodge. Make sure to pack the necessary equipment – hiking gear, water, and food.