Track Transport

Tuatapere to Rarakau Car Park $45 return per person

Track transport, in the Hump Ridge bus, is available from Tuatapere to the start of the Track at Rarakau (and back again). Track transport is available everyday during "high season", scheduled days during "shoulder season". All transport must be booked and paid in advance. You can do this at the time of booking your walk. Please note that Track Transport is included with Guided Walks.


Briefings commence at 7.30am.…departs Tuatapere at 8.00am and arrives Rarakaua at 8.30am……returns from Rarakau at 2.30pm to enable a 3pm departure for those onward to Te Anau and Queenstown.

Te Anau to Tuatapere - $75 return per person - $50 one way per person

Departs 4.30pm for Tuatapere from the Tracknet office. Bookings essential Cost is $75 return and $50 one way.

Queenstown to Tuatapere - $150 return per person - $95 one way per person

Departs twice daily at 10:45am and 2pm from Queenstown via Te Anau. 10:45am departure has a 1 hour 45 minute stop over in Te Anau. Arrives in Tuatapere at 5:45pm. Cost is $150 return and $95 one way.

Invercargill to Tuatapere - $95 return per person - $60 one way per person

Depends on inbound flight times, and only available between 11am and 1pm departure to Tuatapere. Bookings are essential. Cost is $95pp return and $60 one way

Self Drive to Rarakau 

You may of course drive yourself from Tuatapere but please bear in mind the road is unsealed (gravel) in some parts, this will require you to keep your speed down and the road may have corrugations during high season.

Rarakau Carpark

Private vehicles can be left at the Rarakau Carpark. The carpark area is on private land, is fenced and is overlooked by the farm house. $5 per vehicle koha or donation is appreciated. All vehicles are left at the owner's risk. 


Contact Us

Phone:   03 226 6739 or 0800 486 774
Fax:   03 226 6074
Address:     31 Orawia Rd, Tuatapere 9620, Southland New Zealand

Office Opening Hours

Summer Season

3rd November 2018 to 28th April 2019

7:30am - 6pm

Winter Season

13th May 2019 to 29th September 2019

Please contact us via phone or email as the Tuatapere office is closed during this period.

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