Tracknet Departures & Fare Information

Tracknet, Southern New Zealand Track and Transport Specialists. Tracknet's complete timetable of daily coach departures. Travel by bus between Milford Sound, Te Anau, Queenstown and Invercargill as well as the Milford, Routeburn and Kepler Tracks in the Great Walks Season.

Bookings Availability and Departure Times

You can check availability, departure 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.

BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL TO CONFIRM YOUR SEAT


Winter Bus Timetable

2nd May 2014 to 24th October 2014


Town/City Bus Connections:

WINTER services operate weekdays only (Monday to Friday). Minimum numbers may be required. Charter services available to Tracks subject to conditions.

We pride ourselves on prompt departure and delivery times, therefore pick up and drop off points are limited. However travel times may vary to allow for vehicle exchanges and unforeseen circumstances.

 

Queenstown & Airport To:

FareChildTravel Time
Invercargill9.00am$48.00$30.002hrs&45mins
Te Anau1.00pm$48.00$30.002hrs&45mins

Te Anau To:

FareChildTravel Time
Queenstown9.00am$48.00$30.002hrs&45mins
Invercargill9.00am$48.00$30.002hrs&45mins

Invercargill To:

FareChildTravel Time
Queenstown1.00pm$48.00$30.002hrs&45mins
Te Anau1.00pm$48.00$30.002hrs&45mins
  • Winter services operate weekdays only (Monday to Friday)
  • Minimum numbers may be required to operate services
  • Charter services available to Tracks subject to conditions
  • All services have limited pick up and drop off points
  • 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

Winter Track Transport

2nd May 2014 to 24th October 2014


Kepler Track Winter Transport Options

There is currently no scheduled transport, but we are able to provide transport Charters for experienced walkers / day walks. Bookings are essential and are subject to driver and bus availability.

  • Te Anau to Control Gates or Rainbow Reach = 8.00am - Monday to Friday
  • Control Gates or Rainbow Reach to Te Anau = 4.00pm - Monday to Friday

Please contact us to enquire.


Milford Track Winter Transport Options

Subject to minimum numbers, please enquire.

  • Te Anau to Glade Wharf (Milford Track) = 8.30am
  • Departing Sandfly Point at 2.00pm to Milford Sound & Te Anau

Please contact us to enquire.


Summer Bus Timetables

28th October 2014 to 30th April 2015

Daily Timetables and Prices for the Great Walks Season 2014/2015


Track & Town/City Bus Connections:

Please find below Tracknet's schedules and fares for transport between the Southern Great Walks and the local towns and cities. As you scroll down you will find the departure times from each location and further details below.

Day Walk Logo.jpg Indicates transport may be suitable for self-guided day walks

We pride ourselves on prompt departure and delivery times, therefore pick up and drop off points are limited. However travel times may vary to allow for vehicle exchanges and unforeseen circumstances.


 

Te Anau To:

FareChildTravel Time
Te Anau Downs7.15am9.45am12.15pm1.30pm$25.00$18.0030mins
Divide Indicates a Self Guided Day Walk May be possible on the Routeburn Track - Fiordland National Park7.15am9.45am12.15pm1.30pm$39.00$28.001hr&15mins
Hollyford Road End11.00amMonday,Wednesday, Friday$55.00$40.002hrs
Milford Sound7.15am9.45am1.30pm $49.00$37.002hrs&15mins
Queenstown7.15am11.30am5.00pm $45.00$33.002hrs&45mins
Queenstown via theBack Road9.00am$98.00$72.004hrs
Invercargill7.15am  $48.00$35.002hrs&45mins
Manapouri Indicates a Self Guided Day Walk May be possible near Lake Manapouri Fiordland National Park11.00am4.15pm$25.00$18.0030mins
Routeburn Shelter7.15amConnect to Info & Track bus$92.00$68.004hrs&30mins
  • Hollyford Road End Transport operates Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays only. Must be pre-booked, as only runs with confirmed bookings
  • Backroad Bus travels from Te Anau to Queenstown along unsealed road via the Von Valley through high country farms and includes the Cruise across Lake Wakatipu on the vintage steamship TSS Earnslaw
  • Te Anau to Invercargill service has a bus change in Mossburn
  • Te Anau to Manapouri services must be pre-booked, as only runs with confirmed bookings
  • Te Anau to Routeburn Shelter service has a 2 hours & 15 minute stop-over in Queenstown, connecting with the 12.15pm Queenstown to Routeburn Shelter service
  • All services have limited pick up and drop off points
  • To book Routeburn Shelter Transport, complete our booking form with your requirements, as this cannot be booked in real time 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
  • 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

 

Queenstown & Airport To:

FareChildTravel Time
Te Anau6.55am10.45am4.30pm$45.00$33.002hrs&45mins
Te Anau via the Back Road 12.00 noon$98.00$72.004hrs
Te Anau Downs6.55am $65.00$48.003hrs&15mins
Hollyford Road End6.55amMonday, Wednesday,Friday$90.00$67.005hrs&30mins
Milford Sound6.55am10.45am $90.00$67.005hrs
Divide6.55am10.45am $78.00$58.004hrs
Invercargill6.55am  $48.00$35.003hrs
Routeburn Shelter8.00am12.15pmInfo and Track Bus$47.00$35.002hrs
  • Backroad Bus travels from Queenstown to Te Anau along unsealed road via the Von Valley through high country farms and includes the Cruise across Lake Wakatipu on the vintage steamship TSS Earnslaw
  • Queenstown to Te Anau Downs service has a 15 minute stop-over at Te Anau Department of Conservation (DOC) Visitor Centre for passengers to collect hut and boat tickets
  • Hollyford Road End Transport operates Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays only. Must be pre-booked, as only runs with confirmed bookings
  • The Queenstown to Hollyford Road End service has a 1 hour & 15 minute stop-over in Te Anau, connecting with the 11.00am service from Te Anau to Hollyford Road End
  • Queenstown to Milford Sound service has a rest room break and possible bus change in Te Anau
  • All services have limited pick up and drop off points
  • Queenstown to Invercargill service has a bus change in Mossburn
  • To book Routeburn Shelter Transport, complete our booking form with your requirements, as this cannot be booked in real time 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
  • 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

 

Milford Sound To:

FareChildTravel Time
Divide9.25am2.30pm5.00pm$35.00$26.0045mins
Te Anau Downs9.25am2.30pm5.00pm$47.00$36.001hr&45mins
Te Anau9.25am2.30pm5.00pm$49.00$37.002hrs&15mins
Queenstown9.25am2.30pm $90.00$67.005hrs
  • Milford Sound to Queenstown service has a rest room break and possible bus change in Te Anau
  • All services have limited pick up and drop off points
  • 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

 

Divide To:

FareChildTravel Time
Te Anau Downs10.10am1.30pm3.15pm5.45pm$36.00$27.0045mins
Te Anau Indicates a Self Guided Day Walk May be possible on the Routeburn Track - Fiordland National Park10.10am1.30pm3.15pm5.45pm$39.00$28.001hr&15mins
Queenstown10.10am3.15pm $78.00$58.004hrs
Milford Sound8.30am11.00am2.45pm $35.00$26.001hr
Hollyford Road End12.00pmMonday,Wednesday,Friday$40.00$30.0045mins
  • 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 service has 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 have limited pick up and drop off points
  • 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

 

Routeburn Shelter To:

 Info & Track BusTravel Time
Glenorchy10.00am2.00pm$26.001hr
Queenstown10.00am2.00pm$47.002hrs
Te Anau (Connects to Tracknet bus)10.00am2.00pm$92.004hrs&30mins
  • 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. Both services from Routenburn Shelter to Queenstown connect with the 4.30pm Tracknet bus from Queenstown to Te Anau
  • All services have limited pick up and drop off points
  • To book Routeburn Shelter Transport, complete our booking form with your requirements, as this cannot be booked in real time 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

 

Queenstown To:

 Info & TrackBusTravel Time
Glenorchy8.00am12.15pm$21.001hr
Routeburn Shelter8.00am12.15pm$47.002hrs

 

Kepler Track Shuttle:

FareChildTravel Time
Te Anau to Control Gates Indicates a Self Guided Day Walk May be possible on the Kepler Track - Fiordland National Park8.30am9.30am2.30pm4.15pm$7.00$7.0010mins
Te Anau to Rainbow Reach Indicates a Self Guided Day Walk May be possible on the Kepler Track - Fiordland National Park 9.30am2.30pm4.15pm$12.00$12.0020mins
Rainbow Reach to Te Anau Indicates a Self Guided Day Walk May be possible on the Kepler Track - Fiordland National Park10.00am3.00pm5.00pm $12.00$12.0020mins
Control Gates to Te Anau Indicates a Self Guided Day Walk May be possible on the Kepler Track - Fiordland National Park8.40am10.10am3.10pm5.10pm$7.00$7.0010mins
Control Gates / Rainbow Reach Package Indicates a Self Guided Day Walk May be possible on the Kepler Track - Fiordland National Park $16.00$16.00 
  • Tracknet transport is at Rainbow Reach at 10.00am and 3.00pm daily during the Great Walks Season, regardless of bookings. For all other times, bookings are essential, as we only run with confirmed bookings
  • The Control Gates is sometimes referred to as the Kepler Car Park. Rainbow Reach is also known as the Swingbridge
  • All services have limited pick up and drop off points
  • Book online or complete our booking form with your requirements. To book the package, please complete our booking form, 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

 

Hollyford Road End To:

FareChildTravel Time
Divide1.00pm$40.00$30.0045mins
Te Anau1.00pm$55.00$40.002hrs
Queenstown1.00pm$90.00$67.004hrs30mins
  • Hollyford Road End Transport operates Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays only. Must be pre-booked, as only runs with confirmed bookings
  • Hollyford Road End to Queenstown service has a 2 hour stop-over in Te Anau, connecting with the 5.00pm service from Te Anau to Queenstown
  • All services have limited pick up and drop off points
  • 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

 

Invercargill To:

FareChildTravel Time
Te Anau10.45am$48.00$35.002hrs&45mins
Divide10.45am$78.00$58.004hrs
Milford Sound10.45am$90.00$67.005hrs
Queenstown10.45am$48.00$35.003hrs&30mins
  • Invercargill service has a bus change and this can include a stop-over of up to 30 minutes in Mossburn before continuing
  • All services have limited pick up and drop off points
  • 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

 

Manapouri To:

FareChildTravel Time
Te Anau Indicates a Self Guided Day Walk May be possible near Lake Manapouri Fiordland National Park10.00am4.45pm$25.00$18.0030mins
Queenstown10.00am $70.00$51.003hrs
  • Manapouri to Queenstown service has a bus change and 1 hour stop-over in Te Anau, connecting with the 11.30am Te Anau to Queenstown service
  • Manapouri services must be pre-booked, as only runs with confirmed bookings
  • All services have limited pick up and drop off points
  • 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

 

Track Transport Package Options:

Transport Package are only available in the Great Walks Season: 28th October 2014 to 30th April 2015


Routeburn Track Transport Package: 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


Kepler Track Transport Package: Special rate for walkers: $16.00 per person for all transport, as below:

From Te Anau to the Control Gates and from Rainbow Reach back to Te Anau

OR From Te Anau to Rainbow Reach and from the Control Gates back to Te Anau

 

To receive the Special rate for walkers, 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

Terms & Conditions apply to Transport Packages, subject to availability, usual timetables, direct bookings, rate valid until 30th April 2015.

BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL TO CONFIRM YOUR SEAT


 

Luggage & Bike Transfers

Please contact us to arrange your transfers for luggage or bikes and to confirm prices for your luggage/bike transfer requirements

Bikes

Only some of our buses are able to carry bicycles and buses are not assigned to a particular service until the day before departure. For this reason please contact us on 0800 483 262 after 4.00pm the day before for confirmation on whether or not is it possible to travel with your bicycle on the service required. Enquires can be made further in advance and in some cases we may be able to confirm yes or no for the bike carriage.

Conditions of Transfer - Fare paying passenger must accompany the bike on the Tracknet Service. Space is limited and Tracknet reserves the right to refuse to carry bikes - bikes are carried on bike racks outside the Tracknet Vehicle. Only certain services carry bikes - must be booked in advance of travel - all care is taken but no responsibility for the bike will be taken by Tracknet or Staff.

Unaccompanied Luggage

Conditions of Transfer - Luggage is carried at owners risk, items must be clearly labeled at reception where the bag is left and where item is to arrive MUST be aware item is coming - owner will pay all relevant costs associated with storage - bags with breakables are to be clearly marked - all care is taken but no responsibility for the item or contents will be taken by Tracknet or Staff.


 

Bookings

You can check availability, departure 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.