Te Anau Bus Transport and Information

Te Anau is a beautiful and peaceful township on the shores of Lake Te Anau. It is located halfway between Queenstown and Milford Sound and is the gateway into the Fiordland National Park. Tracknet offer regular daily services, as well as private charter/price quoted arrangement services.

Te Anau is “the walking capital of the world”.

Kepler Track is within a 1 hour walk from town centre, the Milford Track boat meeting point is just a 30 minute drive and the Routeburn Track (The Divide) is a 1 hour and 15 minute drive.

Here you can find well equipped supermarkets for purchasing or re-stocking supplies, specialised sports shops where you are able to purchase/hire equipment for hikes as well as personal locator beacons and mountain radio‘s.

Te Anau has a great range of accommodation options, from backpacker lodges to holiday parks and motels. Great accommodation and price at Te Anau Lakeview Holiday Park.

Because we are so close to Fiordland there are many tour options for sightseeing Milford and Doubtful Sounds. Other activities are:  Kayaking, jet boating, scenic flights, exploring caves and much more.


Tracknet Te Anau


Te Anau To:
Summer Timetable
Te Anau Downs 7:15am 9:45am* 1:25pm* * Meets boat to Glade Wharf
The Divide Shelter 7:15am 9:45am 1:25pm Day Walk possible
Hollyford Road End 11:00am Mon/Wed/Fri only
Milford Sound 7:15am 9:45am 1:25pm
Queenstown 7:15am 10:30am 11:30am  5:00pm
Queenstown via Backroad Bus 9:00am Includes TSS Earnslaw
Invercargill 7:15am Meets bus to Bluff/Stewart Island
Manapouri 11:15am**  4:15pm**  **Pre-bookings essential
Control Gates 8:30am 9:30am 11:10am 2:30pm
Rainbow Reach 9:30am 11:15am 2:40pm  4:15pm
Routeburn Shelter 7:15am*  This service has a two hour stopover in Queenstown
Winter Timetable
Winter (May –October)
Queenstown 9:00am Monday to Friday
Invercargill 9:00am Monday to Friday
Activities from Te Anau 
Milford Sound Tour 7:45am Coach & Cruise to Milford
Doubtful Sound Tour 9:00am Overnight Cruise


Bookings: You can check availabilitydeparture times and book online and receive an instant email confirmation, or you can complete our booking form with your requirements. 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.




Our Tracknet Office is located within the Te Anau Lakeview Kiwi Holiday Park, next door to their Reception. The Department of Conservation (DOC) Visitor Centre is directly opposite the Holiday Park.



A small 17 room motel with a range of accommodation options, from one bedroom motels for 2 through to a 2 bedroom home for 5 adults. Just 300 meters from the Te Anau town center and Te Anau Department of Conservation (DOC).