Routeburn Track Car/Camper Transport Service

Mike and Kiyomi are both passionate about the New Zealand enviroment. Kiyomi has worked as a guide on the Routeburn Track since 2005 Mike has been guiding various New Zealand tracks since 2002. The idea for the Trackhopper service came from a chance meeting with Heaphy Track legend, Derry Kingston, who operates a similar service. We realised a relocation service was exactly what was needed for the Routeburn Track and Trackhopper was born.


Welcome to Trackhopper

                            Routeburn Track Car Transport Service

Between us, we have 22 years professional driving experience. 

With more than 400 crossings of the Routeburn Track, we have great information on weather, plants, animals and of course the track.

We are the original vehicle relocation service for the Routeburn Track, since 2008.

Our Service

You drive to the Routeburn shelter (or the Divide) and start your hike.

We will pick up your car and drive it to the other end of the track.

When you finish your hike, your car will be waiting for you.

Change of clothes, food, drink, great!

What is in it for you?

No buses, use the comfort of your own car.

Start and finish your hike in your own time.

No waiting and no need to hurry.

Save you travel time.

No need to back track to your car.

More time to explore Milford Sound and the Hollyford valley.

Sometimes, you may see us running back along the track to get home.

Cost:- $250 plus fuel (Cash/credit card/cheque)

Divide to Routeburn $230 plus fuel

We have no cancellation fee, unless we start to shift your vehicle. 

If someone is sick or injured and you decide to cancel, please let us know as soon as possible.

We accept liability for the insurance excess on your vehicle, while moving it.

Mike and Kiyomi

92 Thompson Street,


0064 (0)211 8777 32

email:- (or click on "Contact us" at top of this page)

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