Milford Sound hike- A complete guide
The Milford Track, one of New Zealand’s Great walks had been on my bucket list for quite some time. This October with 8 lovely ladies in tow, I got the chance to tick off this epic Milford Sound hike.
The last time I attempted a multi-day hike was back in my school days, that was some time ago, so I didn’t quite know what to expect. I packed all the gear, the usual things being a sleeping back, 3 days’ worth of food consisting of dehydrated meals, cheese, nuts and fruit, I packed oats for breakfast and extra snacks should I need some energy. Clothing wise I had a couple of thermal layers, quick-dry tights, my camera, goal zero charger, and my kindle.
I packed everything into my 85L Kathmandu hiking pack and set off, Te Anau bound ready to catch the 1 pm ferry to the start of the track. After picking up our tickets from the DOC office we drove an extra half an hour to Te Anau Downs, left our cars, and boarded the ferry to the start of the track. All the other hikers embarking on the same journey looked the part, waterproof garters, brand new raincoats, and waterproof pack covers… I felt very out of my depth.