Starting your day in Queenstown we ask that you meet at the Ultimate Hikes Centre bright and early. You will then travel by coach along the shores of Lake Wakatipu, through the sweeping landscape to the Ultimate Hikes Office in Te Anau.
Leaving Te Anau you will travel further around Lake Te Anau to the boat harbour at Te Anau Downs. Enjoy a hot drink aboard an hour long boat journey to the northern end of the lake and the start of the Milford Track. Disembarking, you will walk a short 1.6km (1 mile) to the historic Glade House.
Here we enjoy a scrumptious lunch from the kitchen. After visiting the small museum there, you'll follow the Clinton River through rich Beech forest. Your guide will point out aspects of the forest and history to you along the way.
On the return, you will walk up the Glade Burn Track for a fantastic view of Lake Te Anau before descending down a dry river bed to the return launch.