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Milford Track Transport.

Great Walks Fiordland

Book your Milford Track transport packages with Tracknet Transport

Tracknet's all-inclusive bus and ferry transport services are designed specifically for Milford Track walkers and feature convenient timetables to ensure a smooth journey. Packages departing Te Anau, Queenstown and Te Anau Downs are available.

Hiker with backpack looking into a misty valley
The Milford Track is known as 'The finest walk in the world' and is very popular, with hut tickets selling out quickly for the Great Walks season each year. Freedom walk the 53.5 km track over 3 nights & 4 days and experience the lush green rainforest, pristine lakes and rivers, and be captivated by the spectacular views on offer.

Tracknet has Milford Track Transport packages with services connecting with each boat to and from the Milford Track during the Great Walks season. Our bus & boat transport packages can be booked from either Te Anau or Queenstown.

How to book Milford Track

Tracknet make it simple for you to book your Milford Track transport with our package deals.

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Why book your Milford Track Transport with us?

  • ARRIVE AT THE TRAIL HEAD IN COMFORT

    Travel Te Anau Downs to Glade House aboard an all-weather catamaran with large viewing windows, viewing deck, toilets and complimentary tea & coffee.

  • EXPERTS IN THE FIELD

    Tracknet has been operating a dedicated Track transport network in Fiordland for over 35 years

  • LOCAL, FAMILY OWNED BUSINESS

    Tracknet is a truly family owned and operated business with three generations currently working in the business

  • WE LOVE FIORDLAND!

    Tracknet is a major supporter of local conservation efforts, including the whio breeding programme & predator control lines. We love Fiordland and are committed to its future!

Milford Track Transport Packages

Prices listed are for the 2024/2025 Summer hiking season (for Winter transport please see the Milford Track Winter transport page).
  • Depart Te Anau > Walk the Milford Track > Return Te Anau

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    Ex Te Anau
    From $232.00

    per adult
    $167.00
    per child
    • Bus + Ferry: 9.45am or 1:25pm Bus from Te Anau to Te Anau Downs connecting to fast ferry from Te Anau Downs to Glade Wharf 10.30am or 2pm (arrival time 11:30am or 3pm)
    • Walk: Walk the Milford Track (3 nights)
    • Ferry: Ferry from Sandfly Point to Milford Sound (15 mins)
    • Bus: 2:30pm or 5:00pm Bus from Milford Sound to Te Anau (2 hrs 15 mins) You can select a later date should you wish to spend a night (or more) in Milford Sound after the track.
  • Depart Queenstown > Walk the Milford Track > Return Queenstown

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    Ex Queenstown
    From $327.00

    per adult
    $239.00
    per child
    • Bus: 6:55am or 10:25am bus from Queenstown to Te Anau (2 hrs 30 mins)
    • Bus + Ferry: Meets bus Te Anau to Te Anau Downs connecting to the fast ferry to Glade Wharf (1hr 45 mins)
    • Walk: Walk the Milford Track (3 nights)
    • Ferry: 2:00pm Ferry from Sandfly Point to Milford Sound (15 mins)
    • Bus: 2:30pm Bus from Milford Sound to Queenstown (5 hrs 25 mins) You can select a later date should you wish to spend a night (or more) in Milford Sound after the track.
  • Depart Te Anau Downs - Walk the Milford Track > Return to Te Anau Downs

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    Ex Te Anau Downs
    From $197.00

    per adult
    $140.00
    per child
    • Ferry: 10:30am or 2:00pm Fast ferry from Te Anau Downs to Glade Wharf
    • Walk: Walk the Milford Track (3 nights)
    • Ferry: Ferry from Sandfly Point to Milford Sound (multiple departures between 2:00pm-4:30pm)
    • Bus: 2:30pm or 5:00pm bus from Milford Sound to Te Anau Downs
  • Depart Queenstown > Overnight Te Anau > Walk the Milford Track > Return Queenstown

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    Ex Queenstown
    From $327.00

    per adult
    $239.00
    per child
    • Bus: 6:55am, 10:25am or 4:30pm Bus from Queenstown to Te Anau (2 hrs 30 mins)
    • Bus + Ferry: 9:45am or 1:25pm Bus the following day from Te Anau to Te Anau Downs with connecting fast ferry from Te Anau Downs to Glade Wharf (1hr 45 mins)
    • Walk: Walk the Milford Track (3 nights)
    • Ferry: 2:00pm Ferry from Sandfly Point to Milford Sound (15 mins)
    • Bus: 2:30pm Bus from Milford Sound to Queenstown (5 hrs 15 mins) You can select a later date should you wish to spend a night (or more) in Milford Sound after the track.
    • Note: There are different price options for the morning and afternoon Ferries from Te Anau Downs to Glade Wharf. Choose your option below, depending on which ferry you intend to take.
  • Depart Queenstown > Walk the Milford Track > Milford Cruise > Return Queenstown

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    Ex Queenstown
    From $456.00

    per adult
    $292.00
    per child
    • Bus: 6:55am or 10.25am bus from Queenstown to Te Anau (2 hrs 30mins)
    • Bus + Ferry: 9:45am or 1.25pm bus Te Anau to Te Anau downs connecting to the fast ferry from Te Anau Downs to Glade Wharf (1hr 35 mins)
    • Walk: Walk the Milford Track (3 nights)
    • Ferry: 2:00pm Ferry from Sandfly Point to Milford Sound (15 mins)
    • Cruise: 2.45pm Milford Sound Cruise (operated by Cruise Milford) (1hr 45mins)
    • Bus: 5:00pm Bus from Milford Sound to Te Anau (2 hrs)
    • Bus: 7.00am, 11.30am or 5:00pm Bus from Te Anau to Queenstown (2hrs 45 mins) You can select a later date should you wish to spend more nights in Te Anau before returning to Queenstown.
  • Depart Te Anau > Walk the Milford Track > Milford Cruise > Return Te Anau

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    Ex Te Anau
    From $361.00

    per adult
    $237.00
    per child
    • Bus + Ferry: 9.45am or 1:25pm Bus from Te Anau to Te Anau Downs connecting to fast ferry from Te Anau Downs to Glade Wharf 10.30am or 2pm (arrival time 11:30am or 3:00pm)
    • Walk: Walk the Milford Track (3 nights)
    • Ferry: 2:00pm Ferry from Sandfly Point to Milford Sound (15 mins)
    • Cruise: 2.45pm Milford Sound Cruise (operated by Cruise Milford) (1hr 45mins)
    • Bus: 5:00pm Bus from Milford Sound to Te Anau (2 hrs) You can select a later date should you wish to spend a night (or more) in Milford Sound after the track.

Plan Your Trip

Milford Track Info

The Milford Track, spanning 53.5 km through the heart of Fiordland National Park, is often hailed as the finest walk in the world. Located within the Te Wahi Pounamu World Heritage Area in Southwest New Zealand, this iconic trail is a must-visit.

Track Details:

  • Duration: 4 days / 3 nights
  • Season: Great Walks Summer Season (late October to late April)
  • Direction: Track is walked one-way, from Glade Wharf to Milford Sound
  • Daily Capacity: 40 independent walkers and a similar number of guided walkers


Booking:

  • Pre-booking your hut tickets is essential. Stay three nights on the track at the Clinton, Pompolona and Dumplings Huts. You must reserve your space through the Department of Conservation website during the Summer season from October to April each year.

Route Highlights:

  • Start: Head of Lake Te Anau (near Te Anau township, 180 km from Queenstown)
  • Beech forests, Clinton River, Mackinnon Pass (1154 metres), Sutherland Falls (NZ's highest waterfall), Arthur Valley
  • End: Sandfly Point, with a ferry ride to Milford Sound
  • Wildlife: Look out for a variety of native birds along the track.
  • Transport: After your walk, the Tracknet bus will take you to the Divide, Te Anau Downs, Te Anau, or Queenstown.

Booking Information (2024/2025)

The transport options on this page are only available during the Great Walks season from 29th October 2024 to 1st May 2025. Milford Track Hut bookings open on Tuesday, 28th May 2024. Please contact us if you require transport outside of these months. Please read the following details before booking:

  • Availability: Transport services are only available during the Great Walks season (29th Oct 2024 – 1st May 2025). For transport outside these dates, please contact us.
  • Hut Bookings: Reserve your Milford Track huts on the Department of Conservation website, space is limited
  • Queenstown to Te Anau Downs: Includes a 15-minute stop at the Te Anau DOC Visitor Centre for hut ticket collection and a possible bus change.
  • Ferry Details: The 10:30am and 2:00pm ferries from Te Anau Downs to Glade Wharf are operated by Real NZ. These comfortable vessels offer local commentary, tea, and coffee; the trip takes one hour.
  • Morning Connections: The 7:00am bus from Queenstown and the 9:45am bus from Te Anau connect with the 10:30am ferry.
  • Afternoon Connections: The 10:25am bus from Queenstown and the 1:25pm bus from Te Anau connect with the 2:00pm ferry.
  • Return Services: The 9:25am and 2:30pm buses from Milford Sound to Queenstown include a restroom break and possible bus change in Te Anau
  • Sandfly Point to Milford Sound: Ferries run from 2:00pm to 4:30pm, connecting with the 2:30pm bus to Te Anau/Queenstown and the 5:00pm bus to Te Anau.
  • Optional Cruise: The 5:00pm bus from Milford Sound allows time for an optional 2:45pm Milford Sound Cruise (additional cost).
  • Accommodation: Not included in transport packages.
  • Bus Stops:All services have limited pick up and drop off points, these can be chosen when booking.

Bookings: You can check departure times and availability online. Book online and receive an instant email confirmation. Alternatively, please contact us to make your bookings or for further details.

Fiordland Base Camp

The Tracknet office is based at the Te Anau Lakeview Holiday Park & Motels (77 Te Anau-Manapouri Highway, Te Anau), and because of our fantastic location we are able to offer our customers so much more than just transport! Stay with us at Fiordland's Base Camp, and take advantage of these convenient extras

  • Wide variety of accommodation options available
  • Across the road from the Department of Conservation (DOC) office, where you can pickup your hut tickets
  • FREE overnight carparking
  • FREE excess luggage storage
  • 10 minute walk into Te Anau town centre to supermarkets & restaurants
  • Showers after your walk for $15.00
  • Coffee shop on site

We have been organising track transport in Te Anau for over 35 years, so know what people need to get them there. Make your trip even easier and book your accommodation at the Te Anau Lakeview Holiday Park & Motels, your Fiordland Base Camp.

Milford Track Map

Image from: DOC

Winter Season Transport Information

Tracknet provides a Milford Track Winter Transport Package for experienced hikers who want to explore the Milford Track at its most wild. In the winter season (May to late October) walkers can travel the track, staying up to two nights at each hut with Back Country hut tickets. Departures are dependent on weather and track conditions.
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