Ferry in Stewart Island (Rakiura)

Stewart Island Experience

The passenger-only ferry runs between Bluff and Oban up to four times daily (reduced in winter). Book a few days ahead in summer. The crossing takes one hour and can be a rough ride. The company also runs a shuttle …
Bus in Te Anau


From November to April Te Anau–based Tracknet has at least three daily scheduled buses to/from Te Anau Downs ($28, 30 minutes), the Divide ($41, 1¼ hours) and Milford Sound ($53, 2¼ hours), one bus to/from Manapouri…
Boat in Tuatapere

Lake Hauroko Tours

Operates lake transportation to the Lake Hauroko end of the Dusky Track (Mondays and Thursdays scheduled, other days by arrangement). Part of W-Jet.
Bus in Te Anau


Services to Milford Sound ($22-44, three hours, two to three daily) and Queenstown ($21-49, 3¼ hours, four daily), and daily morning buses to Gore ($20-40, 1¾ hours), Dunedin ($25-49, 4½ hours) and Christchurch ($31…
Shuttle in Te Anau

Topline Tours

Offers year-round shuttles between Te Anau and Manapouri ($20), and transfers from Te Anau to the Kepler Track trailheads at the control gates ($5) and the Rainbow Reach swing bridge ($8) from November to March. Pri…
Shuttle in Bluff

Catch-a-Bus South

Offers scheduled shuttle services to Invercargill ($22, 30 minutes, four daily), Gore ($44, two hours, one or two daily) and Dunedin ($75, four hours, one or two daily). With prior notice, daily buses reach Queensto…
Bus in Bluff

Stewart Island Experience

Runs a shuttle between Bluff and Invercargill connecting with its Stewart Island/Rakiura ferry. It also offers secure vehicle storage by the ferry terminal ($10 for 24 hours). Transfers from Te Anau and Queenstown t…
Shuttle in Invercargill

Catch-a-Bus South

Offers scheduled shuttle services at least daily to Bluff ($22, 35 minutes), Queenstown and Queenstown Airport ($60, 3–3¼ hours), Gore ($28, 1½ hours) and Dunedin ($57-60, 3½ hours). Bookings essential; reserve by 4…
Bus in Te Anau

Naked Bus

Has daily bus services from Te Anau to Queenstown (from $30, 2¾ hours) and one daily morning bus to Milford Sound (from $32, 2¼ hours).
Airline in Stewart Island (Rakiura)

Stewart Island Flights

Flies between the island and Invercargill three times daily, with good standby and over-60 discounts. The price includes transfers between the island airport and its office on the Oban waterfront.