Fiordland Travel Services, South Island, New Zealand
0800 483 262
+64 (0)3 249 7777
Address:77 Manapouri Te Anau Highway
Te Anau 9679
TrackNet offer Southern South Island bus and coach services to Queenstown, Te Anau, Milford Sound, Invercargill and Fiordland.
We are a reliable daily passenger travel service going to and from many of the most beautiful areas of the South Island, in New Zealand.
South Island Bus and Coach Services
Our South Island bus and coach service operates daily during the summer Great Walks Season connecting Fiordland, Southland, Otago and the West Coast. Destinations include Milford Sound, Queenstown, Te Anau, Invercargill and Bluff (links with Stewart Island Ferry service).
Daily services to and from: the Milford, Routeburn, Kepler and Hollyford Tracks (from October to May).
Our Fiordland travel services include The Kepler Track Shuttle, Milford Track Shuttle and the Milford Sound Shuttle.
If you just don't have the time to walk the whole track why not consider a day walk?
There are guided and unguided options available for the Milford, Routeburn (Key Summit), Kepler and Lake Marion – a Tracknet bus passes right by daily.
Key Summit is the classic walk from the Milford Road, following the initial stages of the Routeburn Track. The 400-metre ascent through silver beech forest rises above the tree line, arriving on the tussock tops to an alpine world of unique vegetation, tarns and 360-degree views.
The name "Key Summit" is derived from the fact the hill lies at the source of three watersheds, leading to three oceans – the Southern Ocean via the Eglington and Waiau Rivers, the Tasman via the Hollyford River, or the Pacific Ocean via the Clutha system.
Vehicle Storage in Te Anau:
- Te Anau Lakeview Holiday Park: Off street parking for your vehicle in Te Anau - we can collect you from the Department of Conservation office (straight across the road) and drop you off again also. They charge $10 for the entire time your car, van or campervan is stored.
- Safer Parking: This innovative company offer secure lock up for your vehicle for a nominal nightly fee.
If you are planning to hike in Fiordland but do not intend to carry all the necessary equipment for your journey Tracknet suggest contacting the following organisations to enquire about hiring equipment and essential gear for your travels.
Gear Storage in Te Anau:
- Te Anau Lakeview Holiday Park: Hire a HUGE locker for the time you are on the track – these are large and easily fit a large pack or two in one of these! $10.00 to hire the locker plus a key deposit of $5.00.
- Te Anau Lakefront Backpackers also have gear storage.
Gear Storage in Queenstown:
- Info and Track Office: Small per day charge per bag to leave here – enquire direct with Info and Track please.
About Te Anau
Home of the Takahe, The Milford and Kepler Tracks and gateway to the fiords.
Relax and unwind in this beautiful setting, far from the grind of larger cities, Te Anau offers plenty of leisure and adventure opportunities such as beach and nature walks, a relaxing round of golf, hire a fishing line and try your luck or visit our wildlife park and meet indigenous birds including the Takahe, Kea, and Kaka!
We recommend that you plan to spend at least two days in this picturesque setting; two fantastic places to stay are the Te Anau Lakeview Holiday Park and Edgewater Te Anau. Just a short walk to town with fantastic views over the lake!
Each day during the summer Fiordland Cruises visit Doubtful Sound with up to 12 individuals, on a personalised overnight journey. Throughout the day we cruise the harbours of Doubtful Sound, sightseeing and exploring the history and splendour, we will pause at many features for photographs and to savour the spectacular scenery and wildlife. Activities onboard can include fishing, mammal watching and star gazing on clear evenings. Our flexible timetable means each cruise varies depending on what guests are interested in (and the weather!).