Routeburn Track Transport and Information

Tracknet Bus at the Divide, Routeburn Track Transport and Information

Routeburn Track Transport & Information. Freedom walk one of the finest tracks in Fiordland National Park. Travel to The Divide Shelter, The Routeburn Shelter or other Great Walks with Tracknet.

Routeburn Track Transport and Information

 

Routeburn Track Transport Options:

To The Divide ShelterDeparture TimesTravel Time
From Queenstown to The Divide Shelter6.55am10.45am  4hrs
From Te Anau to The Divide Shelter7.15am9.45am12:15pm1.30pm1hr&15mins
From Milford Sound to The Divide Shelter9.25am2.30pm5.00pm 1hr
From Hollyford Road End to The Divide ShelterMonday, Wednesday, Friday only1.00pm45mins
 
From The Divide ShelterDeparture TimesTravel Time
The Divide Shelter to Te Anau10.10am1.30pm3.15pm5.45pm1hr&15mins
The Divide Shelter to Queenstown10.10am3.15pm 4hrs
The Divide Shelter to Milford Sound8.30am11.00am2.45pm 1hr
The Divide to Shelter Hollyford Road EndMonday, Wednesday, Friday only12.00noon45mins
  • Hut tickets must be booked through the Department of Conservation before buses are booked
  • Queenstown to The Divide service has a 15 minute stop-over at Te Anau Department of Conservation (DOC) Visitor Centre for passengers to collect hut tickets
  • If you get the 1.30pm service from the Divide to Te Anau, you can connect to the 5.00pm service from Te Anau to Queenstown, giving you a 2 hour stop-over in Te Anau. This allows the chance to have a shower and a meal break break before continuing onto Queenstown on the 5.00pm service from Te Anau to Queenstown. The walk from Mackenzie Hut to The Divide is 4 to 5 hours and 30 minutes, so this is for many the best departure time
  • Divide to Queenstown services have a rest room break and possible bus change in Te Anau
  • Hollyford Road End Transport operates Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays only. Must be pre-booked, as only runs with confirmed bookings
  • All services has limited pick-up and drop-off locations
  • Book online or 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
  • To receive the Routeburn Loop transport rate, 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

 

To The Routeburn ShelterDeparture TimesTravel Time
From Queenstown to The Routeburn Shelter8.00am12.15pmInfo & Track Bus2hrs
From Te Anau to The Routeburn Shelter7.15am Tracknet Bus and Info & Track Connection4hrs&30mins
 
From The Routeburn ShelterDeparture TimesTravel Time
From The Routeburn Shelter to Queenstown10.00am2.00pmInfo & Track Bus2hrs
From The Routeburn Shelter to Te Anau10.00am2.00pmInfo & Track Bus & Tracknet Connection4hrs&30mins
  • Hut tickets must be booked through the Department of Conservation before buses are booked
  • The service from Te Anau to Routeburn Shelter has a 2 hours & 30 minute stop-over in Queenstown. This service connects with the 12.15pm service from Queenstown to Routeburn Shelter
  • The service from Routeburn Shelter to Te Anau has a bus change and stop-over in Queenstown. The 10.00am service has a 4 hours & 30 minute stop-over and the 2.00pm service has a 30 minute stop-over. They both connect with the 4.30pm Tracknet bus from Queenstown to Te Anau
  • All services have limited pick-up and drop-off locations
  • To book Routeburn Shelter Transport, complete our booking form with your requirements, as this cannot be booked directly online, due to another bus company operating this service. 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
  • To receive the Routeburn Loop transport rate, 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

 

Routeburn Track Transport Packages

Routeburn Track Loop Transport Packages: Special rate for walkers: $119.00 per adult & $90.00 per child for all transport, as below

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.

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

OR Queenstown to The Divide and Routeburn Shelter to Queenstown.

 

Add transport to Milford Sound for an extra $15.00 per adult & $12.00 per child = $134.00 per adult & $102.00 per child for all transport, as below:

From Te Anau back toTe Anau including Milford Sound:

Te Anau to Milford Sound and Milford Sound to The Divide and Routeburn Shelter to Te Anau

OR Te Anau to Routeburn Shelter and The Divide to Milford Sound and Milford Sound to Te Anau

OR From Queenstown back to Queenstown including Milford Sound:

Queenstown to Routeburn Shelter and The Divide to Milford Sound and Milford Sound to Queenstown

OR Queenstown to Milford Sound and Milford Sound to The Divide and Routeburn Shelter to Queenstown

 

Terms & Conditions apply to Transport Packages, subject to availability, usual timetables, rate valid 28th October 2014 to 30th April 2015. Must be booked at same time and in 'order'.

To receive the Routeburn Loop transport rate, 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.

BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL TO CONFIRM YOUR SEAT

 

Routeburn Track 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, at the Fiordland National Park end of the Routeburn Track 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.

If you require travel to Te Anau from The Routeburn Shelter, to continue your Fiordland National Park explorations, to collect valuables or vehicles in storage, Tracknet connect with the 2.00pm departure.

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 his Air New Zealand in flight safety video on the Routeburn Track. This video can be viewed on You Tube.

 

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. To receive the Routeburn Loop transport rate, 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.