COVID-19 Update as at 11.05.20 - As a result of the impact of COVID-19, including the ongoing border closure we are currently closed. If you have an advance booking or voucher our friendly team will be getting in touch with you this month to discuss your booking. The team will have a number of calls to make so we thank you for your patience at this time. If you have any immediate concerns please email and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

Bring your hiking boots...

...and we'll take care of everything else

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You'll walk a maximum of 7km (4.3 miles) each day, largely on flat, well-formed track with some uneven terrain.

The 2 Day Fiordland Heli Escape is suitable for most abilities and ages (children from aged 10 and up). We provide small day packs to carry your essentials, all meals and accommodation needs so all you need to bring is suitable clothing, a good pair of walking boots and a smile.

One of the many benefits of our small group size is that we can usually tailor the pace of the walk to suit the needs of the group, however moderate fitness levels will ensure you get the most from your experience.

If you don't have a vehicle or prefer not to drive yourself to Milford, our friends at Trips and Tramps are happy to help. Please give them a call on 0800 305 807 to arrange your transport option.


Getting to Milford

If you're driving your own vehicle to Milford please allow four hours from Queenstown or two hours from Te Anau, plus an extra 30 minutes to find parking and get to the airport by your 11.30am check in time.

There are a limited number of free car parks in Milford Sound in the Deepwater Basin parking area shown below. This is situated about 2kms from the Milford Sound Visitor Terminal and has a complimentary shuttle service departing every 15 to 20 minutes. The main car parks marked in orange below are paid spaces at a cost of $10 per hour and require pre payment by credit card on arrival. 

Milford map

We recommend dropping your bag / pack at the airport first, then parking your car and walking back to the airport (a 5 minute walk) or catching one of the shuttles. For more information on parking in Milford please check here. 

Please note we don't have any storage facilities in Milford so any excess luggage you're not taking on your Fiordland Heli Escape trip will need to remain in your car, or please arrange with your accommodation provider the nights before /after your trip to store it with them.

If you don't wish to drive to Milford we highly recommend Trips and Tramps (0800 305807 ) as a reliable transport provider to and from Milford.