Our Packages

Prepare your body & mind for your hike and let us take care of the rest.

Choose our Hiking PACKAGES & HIKE WITH EASE

Our hiking packages are the perfect way to enhance your hike and turn a Great Walk into an unforgettable experience!

Walking the Milford, Routeburn or Kepler Tracks unguided is a popular, quintessential “kiwi” choice that allows you the ultimate in flexibility and independence. You can explore at your pace, and on your schedule.

We have a variety of packages to choose from!

Premium Packages

EasyHike Packages

Track Transport Packages

Hiking Food
Packages

Gear Hire
Packages

PREMIUM PACKAGES

A fully inclusive, independent package, our Premium Package is a fantastic alternative to a fully guided walk. You can walk on your own terms, with all the time-consuming logistics taken care of.

We organise your hut bookings, move your car from the start to the finish, and provide all the hiking gear and food you need for your adventure, this all-inclusive package makes organising your Great Walk hassle-free.

Easyhike is a local kiwi family business, Fiordland is our home and our passion. We’re here to help you make the most of your time in our backyard and would love to help you plan your ideal itinerary.

 

WHEN TO BOOK

Book your package as soon as possible so we have a better chance of securing your DOC hut tickets.  Once we have your DOC huts confirmed, we book your transport.

DOC Hut bookings open in advance around June and Milford Track sells out very quickly, as do dates on the Routeburn and Kepler Tracks. From time to time, we have cancellations pop up. Please get in touch.

 

Premium Package Inclusions…

Local Support
& Advice

Hut
Bookings

Car relocation
(your car or bus)

Hiking Food

Premium
Gear Hire

More information about our Premium hiking packages

HUT ACCOMMODATION

Bunk accommodation in Department of Conservation Great Walk huts with shared facilities. (Subject to availability).
We will book your DOC Hut tickets as soon as possible.

TRANSPORT

Choose between car relocation (recommended) or bus transport.
Milford Track: Water Taxis + Car Relocation / Bus ex Te Anau
Kepler Track: Car Relocation / Bus ex Te Anau
Routeburn Track: Car Relocation / Bus ex Te Anau or Queenstown

Find out more about how our Car Relocation works.

STAY/CRUISE MILFORD

Fiordland is world-renowned for its breathtaking natural features, wilderness areas and natural history. Along with being a hiking mecca, Fiordland is also home to the lakeside towns of Te Anau and Manapouri and is the gateway to the jaw-dropping Milford and Doubtful Sounds.  If you’re making the journey to Fiordland for your hike, why not stay a bit longer and make the most of our incredible backyard with a cruise or overnight stay in Milford Sound which you can add on to your package when booking online.

STAY IN MILFORD SOUND

Situated 5 hours drive from Queenstown and 2 ½ hours drive from Te Anau, the location of Milford Sound makes it perfect for combining with your Routeburn Track or Milford Track hike.  Spend a night at Milford Sound Lodge in lovely chalet-style accommodation, including an in-room continental breakfast.  You may wish to enjoy an evening meal at the Pio Pio Cafe or take with a scenic cruise on Milford Sound the next day. You’ll value having the time to unwind and connect with the breathtaking natural beauty of this place.
 
Prices from $615 per chalet – Ask us to add this to your Easyhike booking.

Hiking the Routeburn Track? Milford Sound is only a 45-minute drive from the Divide (the starting or finishing point of the track) on one of the most scenic roads in New Zealand.  Because of the shorter distance on the first or last day of your Routeburn experience, you’ll have plenty of time to fit in a cruise before or after your hike – or stay a little longer with an overnight in Milford Sound.

Hiking the Milford Track? Your final destination is Milford Sound so you’re already there! What better way is there to celebrate your hiking experience with an afternoon cruise, before heading to your next destination? Or why not stay a little longer with a Milford Sound overnight experience.

FOOD

Easy to prepare, lightweight, tasty and nutritious. You select your preferences from our menus and we deliver to your accommodation. Dietary requirements catered too. Find out more about our Hiking Food options.

GEAR LIST

High quality, lightweight and easy to manage gear plus a few extras to enhance your hike. Including:

  • Backpack/cover/liner
  • Pillow & sleeping bag/liner
  • Rain jacket & rain pants
  • First aid kit, insect repellent & thermos
  • Cooking & eating tools (pot/plates/mugs/utensils/kitchen tidy kit) 

Learn more about the inclusions of our Gear Hire.

DELIVERY

We will deliver your hiking gear and food to your local accommodation (Queenstown or Te Anau) the day before your hike starts.

A food/gear introduction & fit at gear drop off is optional with prior arrangement.

EasyHike PACKAGES

Our EasyHike Package is a fantastic alternative to a fully guided walk. You can walk on your own terms, with all the time-consuming logistics taken care of.

We move your car from the start to the finish, and provide all the hiking gear and food you need for your adventure, this great package makes organising your Great Walk hassle-free.

Easyhike is a local kiwi family business, Fiordland is our home and our passion. We’re here to help you make the most of your time in our backyard and would love to help you plan your ideal itinerary.

 

 

EasyHike Package Inclusions…

Local Support
& Advice

Car relocation
(your car or bus)

Hiking Food

Premium
Gear Hire

More information about our easyhike hiking packages

TRANSPORT

Choose between car relocation (recommended) or bus transport.
Milford Track: Water Taxis + Car Relocation / Bus ex Te Anau
Kepler Track: Car Relocation / Bus ex Te Anau
Routeburn Track: Car Relocation / Bus ex Te Anau or Queenstown

Find out more about how our Car Relocation works.

STAY/CRUISE MILFORD

Fiordland is world-renowned for its breathtaking natural features, wilderness areas and natural history. Along with being a hiking mecca, Fiordland is also home to the lakeside towns of Te Anau and Manapouri and is the gateway to the jaw-dropping Milford and Doubtful Sounds.  If you’re making the journey to Fiordland for your hike, why not stay a bit longer and make the most of our incredible backyard with a cruise or overnight stay in Milford Sound which you can add on to your package when booking online.

STAY IN MILFORD SOUND

Situated 5 hours drive from Queenstown and 2 ½ hours drive from Te Anau, the location of Milford Sound makes it perfect for combining with your Routeburn Track or Milford Track hike.  Spend a night at Milford Sound Lodge in lovely chalet-style accommodation, including an in-room continental breakfast.  You may wish to enjoy an evening meal at the Pio Pio Cafe or take with a scenic cruise on Milford Sound the next day. You’ll value having the time to unwind and connect with the breathtaking natural beauty of this place.
 
Prices from $615 per chalet – Ask us to add this to your Easyhike booking.

Hiking the Routeburn Track? Milford Sound is only a 45-minute drive from the Divide (the starting or finishing point of the track) on one of the most scenic roads in New Zealand.  Because of the shorter distance on the first or last day of your Routeburn experience, you’ll have plenty of time to fit in a cruise before or after your hike – or stay a little longer with an overnight in Milford Sound.

Hiking the Milford Track? Your final destination is Milford Sound so you’re already there! What better way is there to celebrate your hiking experience with an afternoon cruise, before heading to your next destination? Or why not stay a little longer with a Milford Sound overnight experience.

FOOD

Easy to prepare, lightweight, tasty and nutritious. You select your preferences from our menus and we deliver to your accommodation. Dietary requirements catered too. Find out more about our Hiking Food options.

GEAR LIST

High quality, lightweight and easy to manage gear plus a few extras to enhance your hike. Including:

  • Backpack/cover/liner
  • Pillow & sleeping bag/liner
  • Rain jacket & rain pants
  • First aid kit, insect repellent & thermos
  • Cooking & eating tools (pot/plates/mugs/utensils/kitchen tidy kit) 

Learn more about the inclusions of our Gear Hire.

DELIVERY

We will deliver your hiking gear and food to your local accommodation (Queenstown or Te Anau) the day before your hike starts.

A food/gear introduction & fit at gear drop off is optional with prior arrangement.

Premium Packages

Track Transport Packages

Hiking Food Packages

Gear Hire Packages

Track Transport

THINKING ABOUT TRACK TRANSPORT?

Here at Easyhike we have easy Milford, Kepler and Routeburn Track transport options whether you’re road tripping or taking the bus – include your water taxi tickets (Kepler + Milford Track) at checkout and you are good to go.

Which option is best for you?

We’ve created a handy table below to help you decide whether to self-drive (and use our safe, secure car relocation services) or bus.

It’s easy to get to the track and back.

Still need help deciding? No worries, get in touch and we’ll walk you through all the options.

Routeburn Track

Routeburn to Divide OR Reverse
$335 per car + $40 fuel voucher

Milford Track

Te Anau Downs to Milford
$310 per car
+ Water Taxi from $138pp

Kepler Track

Any Start or Finish Point
$125 per car
+ Water Taxi from $30pp

Flexible Plans
Easy Luggage Options
No Meeting Times - finish early and drive back to Queenstown

Quick, Easy & Convenient
Secure Car Keys + Insurance

Best option for groups
Top Notch Customer Service

Milford Track Water Taxi

Water Taxi: Adult from $138 
Child (4-14 years) $92

Departures:
Te Anau Downs: 11.30am, 2pm
Sandfly Point: 12pm-4pm (several departures - continual)

Kepler Track Water Taxi

Water Taxi: Adult $30
Child (4-14 years) $15

Departures:
Te Anau to Brod Bay
OR Reverse
8.30am, 9.30am, 10.30am

Finish early and drive
back to Queenstown

Quick, Easy & Convenient
Secure Car Keys + Insurance

Is there a better option?
Tell us, and we will match it.

Routeburn Track Bus

$149 per Adult ex QT

Milford Track Bus

$194/Adult ex QT
$101/Adult ex Te Anau
$67/Adult ex Te Anau Downs
+ Water Taxi from $138pp

Kepler Track Bus

From $144/Adult ex/to QT
From $20/Adult ex/to Te Anau
+ Water Taxi from $30pp

Set Timetable Below
Waiting Required
Fixed Routes
Scheduled Stops

Long Bus Rides
Cheapest for 1 or 2

Is there a better option?
Tell us, and we will match it.

Further Track Transport Information

HOW CAR RELOCATION WORKS
  1. After you’ve secured your DOC hut tickets, book your car relocation with us online here.
  2. You provide us with your vehicle details and walking times.
  3. You don’t need to do anything different when collecting your vehicle. A few days before your hike, we contact your rental car agency to add our driver to your insurance agreement.
  4. You collect a lockbox from our partners in Te Anau or Queenstown.
  5. You fix the lockbox (with your car key inside) to your vehicle and start your hike.
  6. While you are walking, we move your car to your finish point.
  7. You finish your walk, locate your car and the key from the same lockbox.
  8. You drop off the lockbox back in Te Anau or Queenstown enroute to your next destination.

TOO EASY!

For a detailed step-by-step breakdown of how our car relocation works, see our 5 Step Process.

To find out more about rental cars, insurance and lockboxes, see our Car Relocation information.

HOW OUR BUS TRACK TRANSPORT BOOKINGS WORK
  1. You make your booking online here.
  2. When booking, choose your required pick up times and note preferred pickup location.
  3. We will make your transport booking on your behalf with our preferred transport operator.
  4. They’ll confirm your reservation with us and provide a confirmation number.
  5. We’ll pass that confirmation and pick up/drop off details to you before your hike.
Routeburn Track Bus Timetable

Track from/to Queenstown

Queenstown to Routeburn Shelter: 8am, 11.15am, 4.00pm (Departs from Queenstown Central)
Queenstown to the Divide: 6:55am, 8am, or 10.30am (Departs from Queenstown Central and Queenstown Airport)

The Divide to Queenstown: 10.10am, 3.15pm, or 3.30pm
Routeburn Shelter to Queenstown: 9.45am, 2.15pm, 5.30pm* (*5.30pm bus is on demand only – surcharge may apply.)

Track Loop from/to Te Anau

Te Anau to Divide: 7.15am, 9.45am, 11am, or 1.25pm
Te Anau to Routeburn Shelter Via Queenstown: 7.05am (with 2 hour stop over in Queenstown)

The Divide to Te Anau: 10.10am, 3.15pm, 3.30pm, or 5.45pm
Routeburn Shelter to Te Anau Via Queenstown: 2.15pm (with 30 minute stop over in Queenstown)

NOTE: Due to additional buses required for a Routeburn ex Te Anau – there are extras to be paid. The fares for the 2024-2025 season haven't been confirmed yet.

 

Milford Track Bus Timetable

Queenstown to Te Anau Downs: 6.55am, 8am, 10.25am (Departs from Queenstown Central and Queenstown Airport)
Te Anau to Te Anau Downs: 9.45am, 11am or 1.25pm (Departs from DOC Visitor Centre)

Milford Sound to Te Anau: 9.25am, 2.30pm, 5.00pm
Milford Sound to Queenstown: 9.25am, 2.30pm

Kepler Track Bus Timetable

Queenstown to Te Anau: 6:55am, 8.00am, 10.30am (Departs from Queenstown Central and Queenstown Airport)

Te Anau to Kepler Carpark (Control Gates) or Rainbow Reach: 8.45am, 9.30am, 2.20pm, 3.40pm (Departs from DOC Visitor Centre or Lakeview Holiday Park)

Rainbow Reach to Te Anau: 10.00am, 3.00pm, 4.00pm

Kepler Carpark (Control Gates) to Te Anau: 10.10am, 3.10pm. 4.10pm

Te Anau to Queenstown: 7.05am, 11.30am, 5pm (Departs from DOC Visitor Centre or Lakeview Holiday Park)

Premium Packages

Track Transport Packages

Hiking Food Packages

Gear Hire Packages

HIKING FOOD Packages

TREAT YOUR TASTEBUDS

Hiking food is one of the most important parts of your hiking experience. It’s the fuel to get you up and over that alpine pass, your reward for making it to the hut at the end of the day, and the pick me up when you need a kick!

With our Great Walk food packages, you definitely won’t go hungry with plenty of snacks provided and extras for contingencies. Our food choices have been carefully thought out with taste, ease, and planet care in mind – saving you the last-minute dash to the supermarket.

LOVE THE EASE

Skip the hassle of food shopping. Select from our tried and tested menu and we’ll deliver to your local accommodation. Our meals are quick and easy to prepare out there.  So you can spend more time enjoying your surroundings, and less time in the kitchen.

HEALTHY APPETITES

Packed full of energy and nutrition, our yummy meal options cater to most preferred diets and lifestyles. Hiking offers a great opportunity for you to use more energy and enjoy those extra delicious treats!

SHARING & CARING

We balance meal variety with packaging, simplicity, locally sourced, and planet-friendly. Sharing meals within your group means carrying less weight, less rubbish and minimising our environmental impact.

 

FOOD PACKAGE PRICES…

WANT TO KNOW MORE About Our Food packages?

Allergies & Dietary Requirements

We have options for Vegetarian and Gluten-Free diets.  We will do our best to cater to other dietary requirements as well, but please check with us before booking.

Please advise details of any known allergies when booking. Sorry, we are unable to cater to people with allergies to sulphates and tree nuts or other serious food allergies.

Cooking & Eating Tools Required

Great Walk DOC huts in Fiordland have cookers and gas for you to use, however, you will need your own pot, bowls, cups, cutlery, etc.

There are kitchen benches and sinks with cold running water in the shared dining areas, which is another reason why ‘just add water’ meals are handy!

Also, consider washing up. Our Gear Hire Packages include all the tools you require and a handy kitchen tidy kit too.

Just Add Water!

As food technologies have improved over the years so has good ol’ freeze-dried food – in a BIG way.  Our new menu consists of many freeze-dried options as we have found these to be best when considering all the factors (oh so light to carry…).  No more UFOs (unidentified freeze-dried objects) for dinner! 

This also means it is super quick and easy to prepare your meals. Simply add water (hot or cold), and wait 5 -10 minutes.  

Please note: We can still provide plant based dinner options that are not freeze dried – if this is your preference. You would simply heat them in a pot of boiling water.  These options are heavier to carry.

Food Safety

Food safety is also a big priority for us, so all meals and snacks are packed and prepared in safe and hygienic environments.

EasyHike Food Package 1 Day
the crafty weka bar

Crafty Weka Bars are packed with nuts, seeds and low GI carbs for sustained energy. Natural sugars provide fast-acting glucose for get-up-and-go and slower-absorbed fructose for improved performance. Honey is also a natural preservative that keeps your Crafty Weka Bar at peak freshness.

off-piste provisions

Off-Piste provisions create plant-based protein snacks for those on the go. Packed with 100% plants, 45% protein and 0% BS, this range of smart snacks is here to help you live full and tread light all while you are hitting all the epic spots along the way. 

wapiti bakery

Wapiti Cafe & Bakery located in the charming town of Te Anau, New Zealand, has built a reputation for providing high-quality baked goods. In our packages we include their delicious cafe style pies and sweet treats too.

Premium Packages

Track Transport Packages

Hiking Food Packages

Gear Hire Packages

Gear Hire

HIKE HAPPY & PACK LIGHT

The key to a safe and unforgettable Great Walk experience is having the right gear and a light pack. The weather in New Zealand’s Alpine environment can be unpredictable, so you need to be prepared for all situations.

GREAT WALK GEAR HIRE

We’ve handpicked and bundled up a Great Walk Gear Hire package which will enhance your Great Walk with everything you need and nothing you don’t. Tried and tested, all of our gear is high quality, lightweight, warm and practical, so you’ll have the best outdoor experience possible.

PREMIUM EXTRAS

Like the sound of a few extras for the comfort factor? Check out our Track Packages and the bonus items included for the X factor. For more gear information, check out our handy comparison chart below.

WE DELIVER!

We can deliver your gear to your local accommodation before your hike, saving you the hassle of lugging yours from home for a small part of your holiday.

 

GEAR HIRE PACKAGES & PRICING…

EasyHike Essentials Package

Backpack, cover & liner:
36-75 litre, adjustable & gender specifc.

Sleeping bag & liner:
Down filled, great weight to warmth ratio.

Rain Jacket:
10,000mm water/breathability rating

Cooking/Eating Equipment:
Superlight, compact and easy use.

Kitchen Tidy Kit

Head Lamp

First Aid Kit

Optional Extras

Easyhike Care Package:
Insect repellent, sanitiser, earplugs

Inflatable Pillow

Hiking Poles:
Expandable, 2 per set

Rain Pants

EasyHike Premium Gear Package

Backpack, cover & liner:
36-75 litre, adjustable & gender specifc.

Sleeping bag & liner:
Down filled, great weight to warmth ratio.

Rain Jacket:
10,000mm water/breathability rating

Cooking/Eating Equipment:
Superlight, compact and easy use.

Kitchen Tidy Kit

Head Lamp

First Aid Kit

Easyhike Care Package:
Insect repellent, sanitiser, earplugs

Inflatable Pillow

Hiking Poles:
Expandable, 2 per set

Rain Pants

EasyHike Packing Checklist s

Our Hiking packages not for you? Get the packing checklist

What People are Saying…

We used EasyHike when walking the Routeburn track. They transferred our vehicle from Queenstown end to Te Anau end. The service was great, well planned and it enabled us to carry on with our travels without having to back track or wait for shuttle buses to pick us up at the end of the tramp.

Liz Yates, April 2021