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Routeburn Track Transport

Great Walks Fiordland

Book your Routeburn Track transport packages with Tracknet Transport

Tracknet make it easy to book your Routeburn Track transport from Te Anau or Queenstown. Packages and Sector Transport can be booked online, or contact our office if you need any help with your logistics.

Yacht club wharf on Lake Te Anau
The Routeburn Track is one of New Zealand's Great Walks, renowned for its stunning alpine scenery and diverse landscapes. Freedom walk the 32-kilometre Track, an intermediate-level trail typically completed over 2-3 days. For a more challenging adventure, extend your journey by connecting with the Greenstone/Caples routes.
You can start the Routeburn Track at either the Divide or The Routeburn Shelter, walking West to East or East to West based on your hut bookings. Our packages are tailored to seamlessly get you on and off the track, whether you start or finish in Queenstown or Te Anau. The logistics can be tricky, so don't hesitate to contact us. We're experts in the area and here to help!

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Routeburn Track 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 offers transport 'Loop Packages' to cater for walkers travelling in either direction.
  • Depart Te Anau > Walk the Routeburn Track West to East > Return Te Anau

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    $153.00
    per adult
    $115.00
    per child
    • Bus: 7:15am or 9.45am Bus from Te Anau to Divide Shelter (1hr 15mins)
    • Walk: Walk the Routeburn Track
    • Bus: 9:45am or 2:15pm Bus from Routeburn Shelter to Queenstown (1 hr 45 mins) Date can be adjusted based on how many nights you’re spending on the track
    • Bus: 4:30pm Bus from Queenstown to Te Anau (2 hrs 30 mins) Date can be adjusted if you wish to stay a night in Queenstown after the track
  • Depart Te Anau > Walk the Routeburn Track East to West > Return Te Anau

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    $153.00
    per adult
    $115.00
    per child
    • Bus: 7:00am Bus Te Anau to Queenstown (2 hrs 45 mins)
    • Bus: 11:15am Bus from Queenstown to the Routeburn Shelter (1 hr 45 mins)
    • Walk: Walk the Routeburn Track
    • Bus: 10:10am, 3:15pm or 5:45pm Bus from the Divide to Te Anau (1 hr 15 mins) Date can be adjusted based on how many nights you’re spending on the track.
  • Depart Te Anau > Milford Cruise > Walk the Routeburn Track West to East > Return Te Anau

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    $331.00
    per adult
    $219.00
    per child
    • Bus: 9:45am Bus from Te Anau to Milford Sound (2 hrs 10 mins)
    • Cruise: 12:45pm Milford Sound Cruise (operated by Cruise Milford) (1hr 40 mins)
    • Bus: 2:30pm Bus Milford Sound to the Divide (45 mins)
    • Walk: Walk the Routeburn Track
    • Bus: 9:45am or 2:15pm Bus from Routeburn Shelter to Queenstown (1 hr 45 mins) Date can be adjusted based on how many nights you’re spending on the track
    • Bus: 4:30pm Bus from Queenstown to Te Anau (2 hrs 45 mins) date can be adjusted if you wish to stay a night (or more) in Queenstown after the track
  • Depart Queenstown > Walk the Routeburn Track East to West > Return Queenstown

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    $153.00
    per adult
    $115.00
    per child
    • Bus: 8:00am or 11:15am Bus from Queenstown to the Routeburn Shelter (1 hr 45 mins)
    • Walk: Walk the Routeburn Track
    • Bus: 10:10am or 3:15pm bus from the Divide to Te Anau (1 hr 15 mins) Date can be adjusted based on how many nights you’re spending on the track
    • Bus: 11:30am or 5pm bus from the Te Anau to Queenstown (2 hrs 45 mins) Date can be adjusted if you wish to spend a night (or more) in Te Anau after the track.
  • Depart Queenstown > Walk the Routeburn Track West to East > Return Queenstown

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    $153.00
    per adult
    $115.00
    per child
    • Bus: 6:55am or 10:25am Bus from Queenstown to Te Anau (2 hrs 30 mins)
    • Bus: 9:45am or 1:25pm Bus from Te Anau to the Divide (1 hr 45 mins) Date can be adjusted if you wish to spend a night (or more) in Te Anau before starting the track.
    • Walk: Walk the Routeburn Track
    • Bus: 9:45am or 2:15pm Bus from Routeburn Shelter to Queenstown (1 hr 45 mins) Date can be adjusted based on how many nights you’re spending on the track
  • Depart Queenstown > Walk the Routeburn Track East to West > Milford Cruise > Return Queenstown

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    $331.00
    per adult
    $219.00
    per child
    • Bus: 8:00am or 11:15am Bus from Queenstown to the Routeburn Shelter (1 hr 45 mins)
    • Walk: Walk the Routeburn Track
    • Bus: 11:00am Bus from the Divide to Milford Sound (1 hour) Date can be adjusted based on how many nights you’re spending on the track.
    • Cruise: 12:45pm Milford Sound Cruise (operated by Cruise Milford) (1hr 40 mins)
    • Bus: 2:30pm Bus from Milford Sound to Te Anau (2 hrs 15 mins) Date can be adjusted if you wish to spend a night (or more) in Milford Sound after the track.
    • Bus: 5pm Bus from Te Anau to Queenstown (2 hrs 45 mins) Date can be adjusted if you wish to spend a night (or more) in Te Anau before continuing to Queenstown.
  • Depart Queenstown > Milford Cruise > Walk the Routeburn Track West to East > Return Queenstown

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    $331.00
    per adult
    $219.00
    per child
    • Bus: 6:55am, 10:25am or 4:30pm bus from Queenstown to Te Anau (2 hrs 30 mins) If you choose the 10.30am or 4.35pm departure, you will need to adjust the dates of the subsequent journeys when booking.
    • Bus: 9:45am bus Te Anau to Milford Sound (2 hrs 15 mins) You can adjust the date if you wish to spend some a night (or more) in Te Anau before starting the track
    • Cruise: 12:45pm Milford Sound Cruise (operated by Cruise Milford) (1hr 40 mins)
    • Bus: 2:30pm Milford Sound to the Divide (45 mins)
    • Walk: Walk the Routeburn Track
    • Bus: 9:45am or 2:15pm bus from Routeburn Shelter to Queenstown (1 hr 45 mins) Date can be adjusted based on how many nights you’re spending on the track.

BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL

Bookings are essential to confirm your seat. Check availability, departure times and book online to receive instant email confirmation. Alternatively, if you require further details, call us on freephone: 0800 483 262.
For private transfers or charters please enquire to: res@tracknet.net.

Plan Your Trip

Routeburn Track Information

The Routeburn Track is one of New Zealand's Great Walks, renowned for its stunning alpine scenery, diverse landscapes, and challenging terrain. Here’s a detailed look at what makes the Routeburn Track a must-do adventure:

Key Facts

  • Length: 32 kilometres (20 miles)
  • Duration: Typically 2-3 days
  • Location: Traverses both Fiordland National Park and Mount Aspiring National Park, part of the Te Wāhipounamu World Heritage Area
  • Difficulty: Intermediate
  • Highest Point: Harris Saddle (1,255 meters or 4,117 feet)

Highlights of the Routeburn Track

  • Start and End Points: Eastern start from the Routeburn Shelter, near Glenorchy (close to Queenstown). Western start from The Divide, on the Milford Road (near Te Anau). Package transport deals available to get you to and from the track.
  • Scenic Features: Lush beech forests and alpine meadows as well as crystal-clear rivers and stunning lakes such as Lake Harris. Panoramic views from Harris Saddle. Impressive waterfalls like the Routeburn Falls and Majestic mountain ranges and valleys.
  • Flora and Fauna: Walk through dense beech forests, tussock-covered slopes, alpine herb fields, and see beautiful wildflowers. You may see native birds such as kea, kaka, rifleman, and bellbird. If lucky, you might spot the elusive blue duck (whio).

Accommodation:

  • Huts and Campsites: Several well-maintained huts and campsites along the track, including Routeburn Falls Hut, Lake Mackenzie Hut, and Routeburn Flats Hut. These huts offer basic facilities like bunks, water, and cooking facilities.
  • Booking: Huts and campsites must be booked in advance through the Department of Conservation (DOC) website during the Great Walks season (late October to late April).

Track Experience

  • Terrain: Varied terrain with well-formed paths, including some steep and rocky sections. Suitable for walkers with good fitness levels.
  • Weather: Can be unpredictable; be prepared for rain, wind, and even snow at higher elevations, regardless of the season.
  • Navigation: Clearly marked trails with signposts.
  • Preparation: Ensure you have suitable clothing, footwear, and gear for alpine conditions.
  • Safety: Always check weather forecasts and trail conditions before setting out and leave your intentions with a reliable person. Carry a personal locator beacon (PLB) for emergencies.

The Routeburn Track offers an unforgettable trekking experience through some of New Zealand's most spectacular landscapes. Whether you are drawn by the stunning vistas, the challenge of the hike, or the tranquility of nature, the Routeburn Track is a journey that promises adventure and awe-inspiring beauty.

Routeburn Tracknet Transport Info 2024/2025 bookings

Hut tickets and camp sites must be reserved for the Great Walks Season for hiking from 29th October 2024 to 30th April 2025. Hut tickets and camp sites must be booked through the Department of Conservation website.

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 7:00am has a two-hour stop-over in Queenstown. This service connects with the 11:15am 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 4:30pm Tracknet bus from Queenstown to Te Anau.
  • There is also a possible extra service from Queenstown to Routeburn Shelter at 4:00pm. 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.

Fiordland Base Camp

The Tracknet Transport office is based at the Te Anau Lakeview Holiday Park & Motels (77 Manapouri-Te Anau 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 from the Department of Conservation (DOC) office, where you can pick up your hut tickets & get up to date information about track conditions
  • FREE overnight car parking
  • FREE excess luggage storage
  • 10 -minute walk into Te Anau town centre to supermarkets & restaurants
  • Showers after your walk for $15.00 per person
  • Coffee shop on site
  • A short walk to Ivon Wilson Park and the Punanga Manu o Te Anau, Te Anau Bird Sanctuary

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 & Motels, your Fiordland Base Camp.

Routeburn Track Map

Image from: DOC

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