What is the best time of year to walk the Milford Track?

What is the best time of year to walk the Milford Track?

March / April / May (Autumn) Some would say the best time to walk the Milford Track – temperatures are often still warm, the crowds of summer have lessened and there’s not quite as much rain as Spring. Keep in mind the Great Walks season finishes in early May.

Is Milford Sound worth it in the rain?

More waterfalls The most obvious reason why you should visit Milford Sound when it is raining is because of the many waterfalls. There are only two permanent waterfalls in Milford, so on a sunny day that is all you may see. But on a rainy day, hundreds of waterfalls appear from every cliff edge insight.

How often does it rain in Milford Sound?

182 days a year
Milford Sound is the wettest inhabited place in New Zealand, and one of the wettest places in the world! The mean annual rainfall in Milford Sound is 6,813mm, and it rains there on average 182 days a year. Over the course of 24 hours, 250mm of rain can fall in the area.

How do I book a Milford Track?

DOC has an online booking system and for the 2021/2022 season, Milford Track bookings open at 9.30 am on Tuesday 15 June 2020….BOOKING DAY

  1. STEP 1: Log in.
  2. STEP 2: Set up your booking.
  3. STEP 3: Book your space.
  4. STEP 4: Enter your details.
  5. STEP 5: Check your details.
  6. STEP 6: Final Check.
  7. STEP 7: Pay.

Can you walk Milford Track in winter?

During the winter season (May to October), the Milford Track remains open but with reduced facilities. Weather, track and avalanche conditions need to be carefully considered, so it is important to contact the Fiordland National Park Visitor Centre before departure to check the current situation.

What is the best time of year to visit Milford Sound?

April/May and September/October are less crowded. Winter is the best time to visit – from June to August you often get clear, crisp days (but take your thermals). Do be prepared for rain at any time of year Milford comes a close second to the mountains of Tahiti in recording the highest rainfall in the world.

Is Milford Sound the wettest place on earth?

This is one of the wettest places on earth The whole West Coast of the South Island is notorious for its high annual rainfall. However Milford Sound tops the charts, being the wettest inhabited place in New Zealand, along with one of the wettest in the world.

Are there sharks in Milford Sound?

EXPERIENCING MILFORD SOUND’S SEA LIFE FOR YOURSELF Through the windows, you can see a natural living wonderland of anemones, mussels, sea stars, conga eels, sponges, black coral, octopus, perch, wrasse and a kaleidoscopic myriad of sea creatures. You might even spot a dolphin, shark or seal flitting through the water.

What is the wettest place in Australia?

The wettest regions are around Cairns in far north Queensland and the west coast of Tasmania around Strahan, about 1600 kilometres to the south….Climatic Extremes.

Average annual rainfall Australia 165mm
Highest annual rainfall Bellenden Ker, North Queensland (2000) 12 461mm

Is Milford Sound worth it in winter?

Winter is a special time in Milford Sound. If you are thinking about visiting Milford Sound in June or July, don’t be put off by colder temperatures, it is well worth the effort of a few extra layers!

Can you do Milford Track in winter?

Can you live in Milford Sound?

There is a Milford Sound Village – but it’s pretty small While figures tend to fluctuate around the high tourist seasons, Milford Sound has a permanent population of around 120 residents. Most people who live there work in tourism and conservation.

How deep is the water at Milford Sound?

At 265 metres deep, most of the sound’s water is salty, but the top 10 metres or so is freshwater. It comes from the seven to nine metres of rainfall that the area gets every year, empty into the sound via its many rivers and waterfalls.

What is the driest city in Australia?

Driest places by mean rainfall in Australia

Ranking Place Name Annual Mean Rainfall (mm)
1 Coober Pedy, SA 159.1 mm
2 Lyndhurst, SA 163.6 mm
3 Woomera, SA 188.2 mm
4 Andamooka, SA 199.2 mm