22 Jun 2018

Milford track booked out in fifteen minutes

From Morning Report, 8:45 am on 22 June 2018

Bookings for huts on one of New Zealand's Great Walks have sold out within minutes of opening. The Department of Conservation says hut bookings on the Milford track over Christmas sold out within 15 minutes on Tuesday. It follows a government announcement earlier this month that fees for overseas tourists on the Great Walks would double this season. But as Tracy Neal reports, the rush on bookings has left at least one kiwi tramper out in the cold.