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Milford Track: Dumpling Hut to Sandfly Point

Fiordland National Park

Milford Track

Day 4: Dumpling Hut to Sandfly Point — 18km, 6 hours.

Hiking Moderate

18 km
732 m
701 m
4-5 hrs
Low Point
45 m
High Point
254 m
Milford Track: Dumpling Hut to Sandfly Point Map

From Dumpling Hut, follow Arthur River to the historic Boatshed. After crossing a large swing bridge and further along the track, you will reach Mackay Falls and Bell Rock. After leaving Mackay Falls, keep a lookout for the fading, man-made rock cuttings on the left alongside a narrow pathway running beside the Arthur River and Lake Ada.


From here, the track descends gently to Giant Gate Falls, after which you spend the last 3km on a smooth, wide track to end at the Sandfly Point Shelter.

A short boat ride from Sandfly Point to the Milford Sound Village will take you to the end of your journey with world-famous views of Milford Sound along the way.

Note: Be aware of the sandflies, especially at Giants Gate Falls and further on at Sandfly Point - they are big and they bite.



Hiking along trails with some uneven terrain and small hills. Small rocks and roots may be present.

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