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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 15 minutes to find parking and get to the airport by your 11.30am check in time.

The main public car park in Milford is shown on the map below, and there are additional car parks available at the foreshore, cafe and in Deep Water Basin road if required.

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 that run between the parking areas and the airport.

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.