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


Analysing terrain data

4 - 5










The exposure grade describes the potential consequences of falling or slipping off the path.

Low Exposure: The path is on completely flat land and potential injury is limited to falling over.

Medium Exposure: The trail contains some obstacles such as outcroppings and rock which could cause injury.

High Exposure: Some trail sections have exposed ledges or steep ascents/descents where falling could cause serious injury.

Extreme Exposure: Some trail sections are extremely exposed where falling will almost certainly result in serious injury or death.


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.