× MAY - OCT: Our Tracknet office is open weekdays from 8.00am until 2.00pm. Our Te Anau to Queenstown connection has resumed weekday services, other services available by charter.

Backroad Bus Queenstown to Te Anau $122.00

The Backroad Bus is an alternative transport option for travellers for the journey between Queenstown and Te Anau and also provides Around the Mountains Cycle Trail Connections.
  • A valley with tussocky grasslands looking over a river towards bush clad mountains
  • View from the gravelly shores of Lake Mavora looking over the water towards the mountains
  • Looking through a collection of stark trees out onto Lake Mavora
  • Looking through tree branches out onto Lake Mavora and beyond to the mountains
  • An autumn scene of the calm waters of Lake Te Anau and two yachts moored

Travel from Queenstown to Te Anau or Te Anau to Queenstown via the scenic Von Valley onboard the Back Road Bus.

You will not find it on most maps, it is a road connection through conservation park, river fords, farmland and river valleys joining Lake Te Anau with Lake Wakatipu (Queenstown).

Join us for an unforgettable journey through a land long forgotten by the tourist maps. See historic home sites, Lord of the Rings Film locations, livestock wandering free on the roadside and stop for a cup of tea at Mavora Lakes.

At Walter Peak Station, board the TSS Earnslaw & cruise the sparkling waters of Lake Wakatipu to Queenstown.

Walter Peak Farm tour activities such as shearing, farm tours, horse riding or Evening Meal / Barbeque need to be arranged separately and prior to departure, these optional extras are not part of the Tracknet transport experience.

Click here to make an enquiry for your BackRoad journey. Minimum numbers apply due to low passenger numbers travelling this fantastic route. Charter price available on-request. Queenstown to Te Anau is in the reverse order of events.

BACKROAD TIMETABLE

Queenstown to Te Anau Timetable:

  • Departs Steamer Wharf Queenstown 12:00pm
  • Departs Walter Peak with Tracknet 12:40pm
  • Arrives Te Anau 4pm

Te Anau to Queenstown Timetable:

  • Departs Te Anau 9:00am
  • Departs Walter Peak on TSS Earnslaw 12:40pm
  • Arrives Steamer Wharf Queenstown 1:15pm

Charters available for the Tour/Group market. Operated in Conjunction with Real Journeys LTD who operate Walter Peak Homestead and the TSS Earnslaw.

Bikes may be transported to/from the Around the Mountains Cycle Trail Cycle Trail Connections, additional cost applies for bus and TSS Earnslaw.

Bookings: Click here to make an enquiry for your BackRoad journey. Minimum numbers apply due to low passenger numbers travelling this fantastic route. Charter price available on-request.

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