Story: Southland places

Milford Track map

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Many of those who walk the Milford Track spend their first night in Clinton Hut, the first version of which is shown here. After climbing to Mackinnon Pass – at 1,154 metres, the highest point on the track – they have the option of taking a short side track from Quinton Lodge to view the 580-metre Sutherland Falls, which when first seen by Europeans were thought to be the highest in the world. The track ends beside Milford Sound at Sandfly Point, where any delay in the arrival of your launch is likely to be painful.

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David Grant, 'Southland places - Milford Sound and north', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 19 August 2022)

Story by David Grant, updated 25 May 2015