Getting there & around
During the Great Walks season, TrackNet (0800 483 2628; www.tracknet.net; $19) drive up from Te Anau to Te Anau Downs. Real Journeys (0800 656 501; www.realjourneys.co.nz; $59) will then run you by boat from Te Anau Downs to Glade Wharf near the start of the track. Both of these trips can be booked at DOC in Te Anau at the same time as you book your walk. Outside the Great Walks season, talk to Tracknet about transport the whole way to Glade Wharf.
There are ferries leaving Sandfly Point at 2pm and 3.15pm for the Milford Sound cruise wharf (adult/child $29/17). From there you can bus back to Te Anau with TrackNet ($42, 2½ hours). These can both be booked via DOC at Te Anau.
Alternatively, if you’re not too tired, you can kayak the home stretch with Rosco’s Milford Sound Sea Kayaks (0800 476 726; www.kayakmilford.co.nz; $30) or Fiordland Wilderness Experiences (0800 200 434; www.fiordlandseakayak.co.nz; $75); off season only, $75 includes the bus back to Te Anau.