Routeburn Track Transport and Information

The below transport options are only available during our ‘Summer’ season (23rd October 2018 to 1st May 2019) – please contact us if you require transport outside of these months. Freedom walk one of the finest tracks in Fiordland National Park. Travel to The Divide Shelter or The Routeburn Shelter.

 

Routeburn Track Loop Transport Packages:

Special rate: $123.00 per adult & $95.00 per child for all transport, either:

From Te Anau back to Te Anau:
Te Anau to The Divide and Routeburn Shelter to Te Anau
OR
Te Anau to Routeburn Shelter and The Divide to Te Anau

From Queenstown back to Queenstown:
Queenstown to Routeburn Shelter and The Divide to Queenstown
OR
Queenstown to The Divide and Routeburn Shelter to Queenstown

 

Optional extra with visit to Milford Sound For just $22 per adult/$4 per child, upgrade your Loop Transport Package to include a visit to Milford Sound. Routeburn Track transport + visit Milford: package of $145.00 per adult, $99.00 per child.

Route from Te Anau back to Te Anau including visit in Milford:
Te Anau to Milford, Milford to The Divide and Routeburn Shelter to Te Anau
OR
Te Anau to Routeburn Shelter, The Divide to Milford and Milford to Te Anau

Route from Queenstown back to Queenstown including visit in Milford:
Queenstown to Routeburn Shelter, The Divide to Milford and Milford to Queenstown
OR
Queenstown to Milford, Milford to The Divide and Routeburn Shelter to Queenstown

 

Optional extra with Cruise in Milford Sound: Upgrade your Loop Transport Package to include a Milford Sound 2 hour Cruise. Routeburn Track transport + Milford Sound Cruise package: $209.00 per adult, $120.00 per child.

Route from Te Anau back to Te Anau including Milford Sound Cruise:
Te Anau to Milford, Milford Sound 2Hr Cruise and Milford to The Divide and Routeburn Shelter to Te Anau
OR
Te Anau to Routeburn Shelter, The Divide to Milford, Milford Sound 2Hr Cruise and Milford to Te Anau

Route from Queenstown back to Queenstown including Milford Sound Cruise:
Queenstown to Routeburn Shelter, The Divide to Milford and Milford Sound 2Hr Cruise and Milford Sound to Queenstown
OR
Queenstown to Milford, Milford Sound 2Hr Cruise, Milford to The Divide and Routeburn Shelter to Queenstown

 

Terms & Conditions apply to Transport Packages, subject to availability, usual timetables, rate valid 23rd October 2018 to 1st May 2019. Must be booked at same time and in ‘order’.

To receive the Routeburn Loop transport rates, please complete our booking form with your details, including your date and time requirements for the Transport Packages, as booking directly online will not give you the discounted package fare. Please allow up to 1 working day for your booking form to be processed. Alternatively, please contact us to make your booking or for further details.

 

Track Transport Options:

Hut tickets must be booked through the Department of Conservation before buses are booked.

To The Divide Shelter Departure Times Travel Time
From Queenstown to The Divide Shelter 6:55am 10:45am 4hrs
From Te Anau to The Divide Shelter 7:15am 9:45am 12:15pm 1:30pm 1hr&15mins
From Milford Sound to The Divide Shelter 9:25am 2:30pm 5:00pm 1hr
From Hollyford Road End to The Divide Shelter Monday, Wednesday, Friday only 1:00pm* 45mins
.
From The Divide Shelter Departure Times Travel Time
The Divide Shelter to Te Anau 10:10am 1:30pm 3:15pm 5:45pm 1hr&15mins
The Divide Shelter to Queenstown 10:10am 3:15pm 4hrs
The Divide Shelter to Milford Sound 8:30am 11:00am 2:45pm 1hr
The Divide to Shelter Hollyford Road End Monday, Wednesday, Friday only 12:00noon* 45mins

*Minimum numbers may apply, please contact us to make your booking or for further details.

To The Routeburn Shelter Departure Times Travel Time
From Queenstown to The Routeburn Shelter 8:00am 12:15pm Info & Track Bus 2hrs
From Te Anau to The Routeburn Shelter 7:15am Tracknet Bus and Info & Track Connection (see notes below) 4hrs&30mins

+ stop over

From The Routeburn Shelter Departure Times Travel Time
From The Routeburn Shelter to Queenstown 10:00am 2:00pm Info & Track Bus 2hrs
From The Routeburn Shelter to Te Anau 10:00am 2:00pm Info & Track Bus & Tracknet Connection (See notes below) 4hrs&30mins

+ stop over

 

To book the Routeburn Loop Transport Package, please complete our booking form with your details, including your date and time requirements for the Transport Packages, as booking directly online will not give you the discounted package fare. Please allow up to 1 working day for your booking form to be processed. Alternatively please contact us.

 

More Information:

The Routeburn Track is located in the south-west of the South Island and runs between the head of Lake Wakatipu and S.H.94 the Te Anau /Milford Road. Tracknet are able to provide timely transport connections to each end of the Routeburn Track. Tracknet’s service connects with The Divide Shelter, on the Milford Road. This is one start/finish point. Travelling to or away from the Divide, Tracknet services include Milford Sound, Hollyford Track, Te Anau, Queenstown and Invercargill.

The other start/finish point of the Routeburn Track is the Routeburn Shelter, this is at the Mount Aspiring National Park end of the Routeburn Track near Glenorchy. Travelling to or away from The Routeburn Shelter, Tracknet are able to arrange transport for you on Info & Track’s bus service from Queenstown via Glenorchy to or from The Routeburn Shelter. This service is not currently available to book online, please complete our booking form and we will respond within 1 working day.Alternatively, please contact us to make your booking or for further details.

Queenstown, Glenorchy and Te Anau have a full range of accommodation available. Queenstown and Te Anau have shopping and hire services to cater for all walkers’ needs.

The Routeburn Track is one of New Zealand’s most popular tracks with approximately 13,000 walkers completing the track each year.

Most walkers take 3 days (2 nights) to complete the whole track but longer or shorter options are available. A wide variety of native birds may be seen or heard along the track. Tussock grasslands, herb fields, beech forest and bog plant communities are all passed through on the track. Spectacular views of U-shaped and hanging valleys dominate the landscape as you pass numerous waterfalls and alpine lakes.

Bear Grylls filmed an Air New Zealand in flight safety video on the Routeburn Track.