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Tracknet offer reliable daily scheduled passenger bus and coach services to and from many of the most beautiful areas of the South Island.
77 Manapouri-Te Anau Road
Te Anau 9679
Tracknet make it simple to book your Milford Track transport from either Te Anau or Queenstown. Travel in our comfortable coaches to and from the connecting ferries. Be sure to start the track in style, travel onboard the large ferry for a relaxing cruise to begin your Fiordland adventure.
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Travel Te Anau Downs to Glade House aboard an all-weather catamaran with large viewing windows, viewing deck, toilets and complimentary tea & coffee.
Tracknet has been operating a dedicated Track transport network in Fiordland for over 30 years
Tracknet is a truly family owned & operated business with 3 generations currently working in the business
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!
The 53.5 km Milford Track is in the heart of spectacular Fiordland National Park, which is part of the Te Wahi Pounamu, South West New Zealand World Heritage Area.
Often described as the finest walk in the world, the Milford Track is one of New Zealand’s most popular. The track can only be walked in one direction, as a 4 day / 3-night walk from Glade Wharf to Milford Sound during the Great Walks Summer Season (late October to late April). Just 40 independent walkers and a similar number of guided walkers are permitted to start the track each day. Pre-booking your hut tickets during summer is essential – book through the Department of Conservation website to reserve your hut space on the Track.
The Milford Track starts at the head of Lake Te Anau and finishes in Milford Sound. Te Anau is the nearest township to the start of the track and 180kms from Queenstown. From here the track passes through the beech forests of a sheer-sided glacial valley as it gradually climbs and follows the crystal-clear Clinton River to the foot of Mackinnon Pass. From the pass (1154 metres), spectacular views of the surrounding mountains are your reward. Sutherland Falls, the highest waterfall in New Zealand can be seen after the descent from the pass. The higher rainfall and milder temperatures of the Arthur Valley give a more diverse forest walk, past waterfalls and lakes to Sandfly Point. A variety of native birds may be seen or heard along the length of the track.
Your walk concludes at Sandfly Point where a ferry will take you the short distance across the bay to Milford Sound. Here is where the Tracknet bus departs to take you on your onward journey to the Divide, Te Anau Downs, Te Anau, or Queenstown.
The transport options on this page are only available during the Great Walks season from 25th October 2022 to 30th April 2023. Hut bookings open at 9.30am on 3rd May 2022. Please contact us if you require transport outside of these months. Please read the following details before 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.
|Milford Track Shuttle||Departure Times||Travel Time|
|Queenstown to Te Anau Downs||10:30am*||3hrs & 15mins|
|Te Anau to Te Anau Downs||1:25pm||30 mins|
|Ferry from Te Anau Downs to Milford Track||2:00pm||1 hour|
|Ferry from Sandfly Point to Milford Sound||2:00pm||3:00pm||20mins|
|Milford Sound to Te Anau||9:25am||2:30pm||5:00pm||2hrs|
|Milford Sound to Queenstown||9:25am||2:30pm||5hrs|
|Milford Sound Cruise||2:45pm||1hr & 45mins|
* The Queenstown to Te Anau Downs service has a 15 minute stop-over at the Te Anau Department of Conservation (DOC) to collect hut tickets. There may also be a possible bus change.
The Tracknet office is based at the Te Anau Lakeview Holiday Park (77 Te Anau-Manapouri Highway), 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 Basecamp, and take advantage of these convenient extras
We have been organising track transport in Te Anau for over 30 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, your Fiordland Basecamp.