Tramp the Past with Milford Anniversary Heritage Walk

The Milford Track is celebrating its 125th anniversary with a Department of Conversation (DOC) guided commemorative heritage walk to be held between 31 October and 3 November so that participating trampers may have the opportunity to learn more about the history of the 53.5 km trail.

Dressed in period costumes and led by DOC Fiordland ranger Ken Bradley, the tour will blend historic tales with stories of real life experiences.

“From the claws of the once prolific kakapo, to early Maori accessing Milford and European explorers who ‘discovered’ and subsequently sought to share this route’s beauty with the world – meet the characters, experience how life was and undertake an expedition you will never forget amongst some of New Zealand’s grandest scenery,” Bradley says.

The walk is a fundraiser towards the reconstruction of the historic Beech Hut (pictured) to recreate the style and atmosphere of early huts and tell the story of the Milford Track’s rich history.

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