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Multi-Day Track Transport

Milford Track from Queenstown

From $328ad / $218ch Book Now
  1. Car Car
  2. Boat Boat
  3. Bus Bus
  4. Plane Plane
  • Leave from

    Queenstown

  • Return to

    Queenstown or Te Anau

  • Price Match Promise

  • Highlight

    Morning + afternoon departures to the track

  • Availability

    25 Oct 2022 – 30 April 2023

Milford Track Water Taxi, Fiordland Outdoors Co

TRANSPORT TO THE MILFORD TRACK

The Milford Track from Queenstown

An easy, all-in-one transport package to transfer you from Queenstown to the Milford Track and back again. You decide how you want to get to the track, and we make it happen. Options for bus, plane, vehicle relocation, and water taxis. Simple, stress-free and done in one booking.

Our days are spent crafting transport solutions for hikers so contact us if you would like help planning and booking your transport. We can also arrange tailored, on-demand, and private transport for groups.

We make booking your Fiordland Great Walks transport easy.

Milford Track from Queenstown

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Step 1  Bus or self-drive from Queenstown to Te Anau Downs
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A 2.5-hour bus or self-drive journey from Queenstown to Te Anau Downs. Enjoy the views without the hassle of driving yourself or ask us about vehicle relocation options if you're self-driving.

Bus departs Queenstown CBD daily at 8am to meet the 11.30am boat at Te Anau Downs to make the most of your first day on the track. For a later start choose the 10.30am bus which meets the 2pm boat at Te Anau Downs.

Step 2  Morning or afternoon boat from Te Anau Downs to Glade Wharf
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Meet the water taxi at Te Anau Downs for a 50-minute boat journey up Lake Te Anau to Glade Wharf and the start of the Milford Track.

You can make the most of your day with our 11.30am water taxi departure or enjoy a later start with our 2pm departure.

Step 3  Milford Track Hike
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Hike the four-day Milford Track Great Walk.

Step 4  Water taxi from Sandfly Point to Milford Sound
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At the end of the Milford Track (Sandfly Point), meet your water taxi for a short boat journey across to Deepwater Basin at Milford Sound.

The boat runs back and forth from 12.30pm-4.30pm and can be taken at any time between then.

Step 5  Bus, self-drive or fly from Milford Sound to Queenstown
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Arriving back in Milford Sound, you have the option to catch the bus back to Queenstown, fly or meet your relocated vehicle. Allow around 4.5 hours for the journey from Milford Sound to Queenstown.

Book a vehicle relocation service and we'll arrange to deliver your vehicle from Te Anau Downs to Milford Sound. Your vehicle will be a welcome sight, just a few minutes' walk from where you get off the boat at Deepwater Basin, Milford Sound.

Need to know more?

Head over to our Plan & Prepare section for more info on hiking the full Milford Track.

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Booking Options

  • Milford Track from Queenstown, Return by Bus

    OUTWARD

    First departure to the track - 8am Bus from Queenstown meets the 11.30am water taxi from Te Anau Downs to Glade Wharf, start of the Milford Track.

    OR

    Afternoon departure to the track - 10.30am Bus from Queenstown meets the 2pm water taxi from Te Anau Downs to Glade Wharf, start of the Milford Track.

    RETURN

    12.30pm-2pm Sandfly Point water taxi and 2.30pm bus back to Queenstown, arriving 7.15pm

    • Boat Boat
    • Bus Bus
    $328 p/ad, $218 p/ch
  • Milford Track from Queenstown, return by car

    OUTWARD

    Self-drive from Queenstown to Te Anau Downs, meet the 11.30am or 2pm water taxi from Te Anau Downs to Glade Wharf, start of Milford Track.

    RETURN

    Your vehicle is relocated from Te Anau Downs to Milford Sound. A water taxi picks you up from the end of the track and drops you off just 3 mins walk from your vehicle where you can continue your journey in comfort.

    • Boat Boat
    • Car Car
    $150 p/ad + $299 car relocation
  • Milford Track from Queenstown, return by plane

    OUTWARD

    First boat to the track - 8am Bus from Queenstown and 11.30am water taxi from Te Anau Downs to Glade Wharf, start of the Milford Track.

    OR

    Afternoon boat to the track - 10.30am Bus from Queenstown and 2pm water taxi from Te Anau Downs.

    RETURN

    12.30pm-4.30pm water taxi picks you up from Sandfly Point, the end of the track, and transports you to Milford Sound where you will board your 35 min scenic flight back to Queenstown

    • Bus Bus
    • Boat Boat
    • Plane Plane
    $628 p/ad, $446 p/ch

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