×Great Walks Update: Milford & Routeburn transport packages are live from Friday 14th of August 2020! Please book hut tickets before reserving your transport.

Routeburn Track

Freedom walk one of the finest tracks in Fiordland National Park. At 32 kilometres long, the Routeburn Track is an intermediate level track and is usually completed over 2-3 days. For a longer walk, you can connect with the Greenstone and Caples routes for a more challenging tramp. The Routeburn Track can be entered at either the Divide or The Routeburn Shelter and walked in either direction West to East, or East to West (depending on huts booked).

If you book our transport we offer free overnight parking and free locker facilities in Te Anau, for the duration of your walk. You are also able to have a refreshing shower after your walk for just $5 per a person. We can organize this on your arrival.

Routeburn Track Loop Transport Packages

The Routeburn Track starts and finishes at different locations and there are entry/exit points at the Divide and the Routeburn Shelter. Routeburn Track walkers would usually need to travel from either Te Anau or Queenstown to start the track. Tracknet offer transport 'Loop Packages' to cater for walkers travelling in either direction.
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    Te Anau West To East

    • $125.00 per adult
      $97.00 per child
      • Please note this booking will automatically book you for 2 nights stay on the track.
      • Post Image 9:45am Te Anau to Divide
      • Post Image 2:15pm Routeburn Shelter to Queenstown
      • Post Image 4:35pm Queenstown to Te Anau
      • OR
      • Post Image 1:25pm Te Anau to Divide
      • Post Image 2:15pm Routeburn Shelter to Queenstown
      • Post Image 4:35pm Queenstown to Te Anau
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    Te Anau East To West

    • $125.00 per adult
      $97.00 per child
      • Please note this booking will automatically book you for 2 nights stay on the track.
      • Post Image 7:15am Te Anau to Queenstown
      • Post Image 11:45am Queenstown to Routeburn Shelter
      • Post Image 3:15pm Divide to Te Anau
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    Queenstown East To West + Milford cruise with overnight in Te Anau

    • $230.00 per adult
      $135.00 per child
      • Please note this booking will automatically book you for 2 nights stay on the track and on the last day of your walk will connect to the 12:45pm Milford Sound Cruise. After the cruise you have 2 hours and 20 minutes break in Milford. With this option you stay in Te Anau for a night, before going back to Queenstown.
      • Post Image 7:50am Queenstown to Routeburn Shelter
      • Post Image 11:00am Divide to Milford
      • Post Image 12:45pm Milford Sound Cruise (1 hour and 45 minutes)
      • Post Image 5:00pm Milford to Te Anau
      • Post Image 11:30am Te Anau to Queenstown
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    Queenstown East To West + Milford cruise

    • $230.00 per adult
      $135.00 per child
      • Please note this booking will automatically book you for 2 nights stay on the track and on the last day of your walk will connect to the 12:45pm Milford Sound Cruise. The cruise is 1 hour and 45 minutes with Cruise Milford, it ends at 2:30pm and connects to our 2:30pm bus Milford to Queenstown.
      • Post Image 7:50am or 11:35am Queenstown to Routeburn Shelter
      • Post Image 11:00am Divide to Milford
      • Post Image 12:45pm Milford Sound Cruise (1 hour and 45 minutes)
      • Post Image 2:30pm Milford to Queenstown
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    Queenstown East To West

    • $125.00 per adult
      $97.00 per child
      • Please note this booking will automatically book you for 2 nights stay on the track
      • Post Image 7:50am Queenstown to Routeburn Shelter
      • Post Image 3:15pm Divide to Queenstown
      • OR
      • Post Image 11:45am Queenstown to Routeburn Shelter
      • Post Image 3:15pm Divide to Queenstown
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    Queenstown West To East

    • $125.00 per adult
      $97.00 per child
      • Please note this booking will automatically book you for 2 nights stay on the track
      • Post Image 6:55am Queenstown to Divide
      • Post Image2:15pm Routeburn Shelter to Queenstown

Image from: DOC

Timetable

From: Departure Times Travel Time
Queenstown 6:55am 10:35am 4 hours
Te Anau 7:15am 9:45am 1:25pm 1hr & 15mins
Milford Sound 9:25am 2:30pm 5:00pm 1 hour
Hollyford Road End Not available
To: Departure Times Travel Time
Te Anau 10:10am 3:15pm 5:45pm 1hr & 15mins
Queenstown 10:10am 3:15pm 4 hours
Milford Sound 11:00am 2:45pm 1 hour
Hollyford Road End Not available
From: Departure Times Travel Time
Queenstown 8:00am 11:45am 4:00pm (on demand only) 2hrs (Info & Track Bus)
Te Anau 7:15am Tracknet Bus and Info & Track Connection (see notes below) 4hrs & 30mins + stop over
From Milford Sound to The Divide Shelter 9:25am 2:30pm 5:00pm 1 hour
To: Departure Times Travel Time
Queenstown 9:45am 2:15pm Info & Track Bus 2hrs
Te Anau 9:45am 2:15pm Info & Track Bus & Tracknet Connection (See notes below) 4hrs & 30mins + stop over

Routeburn Tracknet Info 2020/2021 bookings

Bookings will open on Wednesday 19 August 2020 at 9:30 am, for hiking from 7 December 2020 to 30 April 2021 on the fully open Routeburn Track.

Bookings will open in September 2020, for trips from 2 November 2020 to 6 December 2020 on the partially open Routeburn Track. DOC will provide two week's advance notice of the date.

Hut tickets must be booked through the Department of Conservation before buses are booked.

Please contact us if you require transport outside of these months.

  • 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.
  • Divide to Queenstown services (10:10am & 3:15pm) have a restroom break and possible bus change in Te Anau.
  • The service from Te Anau to Routeburn Shelter at 7:15am has a 2 hour 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 9:45am service has a long stop-over and the 2:15pm service has a 15 minute stop-over. They connect with the 4:35pm Tracknet bus from Queenstown to Te Anau.
  • There is also a possible extra service from Queenstown to Routeburn Shelter at 4:00pm and Routeburn Shelter to Queenstown at 6:00pm. Minimum numbers of four passengers are required and limited travel dates apply, contact us for further details.
  • All services have limited pick-up and drop-off locations.

Bookings: To book a Routeburn Track Loop Transport Package click on the Loop Package link above that you require. Choose your start date and the Track Loop Package that you require. Our loop packages will automatically assume that you will spend 2 nights on the track and will choose the default departure times. You will have the opportunity to amend these times once you receive confirmation if needed. Alternatively, please contact us with your requirements.

Routeburn Track Info

The Routeburn Track is located in the south-west of the South Island and runs between the head of Lake Wakatipu and State Highway 94, the Te Anau /Milford Road. 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 while walking on the track. Spectacular views of U-shaped and hanging valleys dominate the landscape as you pass numerous waterfalls and alpine lakes.

Tracknet are able to provide timely transport connections to each end of the Routeburn Track. Tracknet’s service connects with The Divide Shelter 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, which 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.

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.

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