Last Updated: 21st Sep 2023

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Tour de Milford Haven

Te Anau, Southland

Submitted by Tony Sharpe

Last Updated: 21st Sep 2023

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Grunt Factor: 7

Gnarl Factor: 12

5.7km

100m

95m

35m

  

  

  

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Trail Map

Type of Run

Front country - easily accessible

Combo

Totally/mostly flat

Native bush

Beach

Coastal

Riverside

Run Makeup

100%

Easy Single Track

Average Uphill Gradient: +3.5%

Average Downhill Gradient: -3.3%

Trailhead

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Estimated Times to Run

1:15

Slow

1:00

Moderate

0:45

Fast

Enjoy a 100% trail trot around the Milford Sound foreshore, exploring the beach and harbour basin, forest, history and lookout.

From the free parking at Deepwater Basin pick up the signed walking track. Take this all the way to the Boat Harbour where you can admire all the tourist vessels.

Pop out to the end of the Breakwater for a great photo opportunity and watch a boat or two head out. Once you have filled your panorama cup, retrace your steps back towards the old Hotel complex (now staff accommodation, cafe and visitor centre.

Pick up the trail up to the lookout behind this next to Sutherlands Gravesite- a few short flights of stairs and you'll find the lookout viewing platform.

Return to the foreshore and pick up the signed Foreshore Loop through the trees- truly awesome here. Complete the loop (look out for the swing!) and then return back along the trail to Deepwater to complete the Tour of Milford Haven.

Milford Sound foreshore - a wonderous and majestic place Milford Sound Lookout

Plenty of tourist buses head to Milford Sound, but the drive there in your own car is one of the best in the world.

117 km

93 minutes

Unknown

No

Easy.

Pretty much follow your nose

Non-existent.

Short-sleeved thermal top, Windproof jacket, Whistle, First aid kit, Map.

BYO - or at the Boat Harbour

It's Fiordland. You could get any weather at any time of year. But in any season its majestic!

Sandflies! Keep moving!

Blue Duck Cafe and Bar
Next to the Info Centre

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Rebecca Bohlmann

has completed Tour de Milford Haven 3 times in the last year.

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