Transportation

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

Tracknet

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…
Shuttle in Karamea & Around

Karamea Connections

Based at Rongo, Karamea Connections runs track and town transport, including services to Heaphy, Wangapeka, Oparara Basin and Westport on demand.
Shuttle in Queenstown

NZSki Snowline Express

During the ski season shuttles depart from outside the Snow Centre on Duke St every 20 minutes from 8am until 11.30am (noon for Coronet Peak), heading to both Coronet Peak and the Remarkables (return $20). Buses ret…
Shuttle in Queenstown

EasyHike

Offers a car-relocation service for the Milford, Routeburn and Kepler Tracks, dropping you at the start and shifting your car to the end. It can also kit you out entirely for the hike, offering a range of packages u…
Bus in Nelson

Nelson Suburban Bus Lines

Nelson Suburban Bus Lines operates NBUS, the local service between Nelson, Richmond via Tahunanui and Stoke until about 7pm weekdays, 4.30pm on weekends. It also runs the Late Late Bus from Nelson to Richmond via Ta…
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.
Airline in Christchurch

Air New Zealand

Direct flights to/from Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and the Gold Coast, as well as domestic services to/from Auckland, Wellington, Dunedin and Queenstown. Code-share flights with smaller regional airlines head to/fro…
Shuttle in Queenstown

Tracknet

This Te Anau–based outfit offers Queenstown connections to the Routeburn, Greenstone Caples, Kepler, Hollyford and Milford Tracks throughout the Great Walks season. Its Invercargill bus service can connect with tran…
Shuttle in Karamea & Around

Karamea Express

Karamea Express links Karamea and Westport ($35, two hours, Monday to Friday May to September, plus Saturdays from October to April). On Mondays and Saturdays, this service connects to a shuttle to Kohaihai ($20). W…