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Milford Sound Kayaking Tour

The stunning Milford Sound provides the perfect backdrop to join a small group of kayakers and experienced guide for a New Zealand sea kayaking tour!


Experience Milford Sound
Gaze up at Mitre Peak, Pembroke Glacier
Marvel at the natural thundering Waterfalls
4-5 Hours of Kayaking
Small group of Kayakers
Experienced tour guide

What you need to know

Join your experienced guide and a small group of kayakers for a wonderful sea kayaking experience to explore this spectacular fiord. Gazing up at Mitre Peak, Pembroke Glacier and thunder waterfalls all from the clear, calm waters below is truly awe-inspiring and a must-do adventure while in New Zealand. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for possible wildlife sightings throughout including the local seals as well as penguins and dolphins.

A grand total of four to five hours of of kayaking is involved and, weather permitting, we will stop for lunch on a secluded beach. With small groups featuring a maximum of eight people per kayaking guide - all of whom are experienced and carry all necessary safety equipment - we ensure you'll be in good hands. All that is required to join is competence in the water and a moderate level of fitness along with a minimum age of 16.

More info


  • Hotel pick-ups (if prearranged)
  • Thermal top and leggings
  • Wetsuit vest Fleece top and hat and Pogies (paddling gloves)
  • Paddle jacket
  • Life jacket (buoyancy vest)
  • Spray deck
  • Dry bags (for your clothing and camera)
  • Map
  • Double kayaks / paddles
  • Group safety and emergency gear
  • Hot drinks


  • Experience Milford Sound from sea level
  • Experienced guide and a small group of kayakers
  • Fun, relaxed and intimate experience of the majestic Fiord
  • Enjoy 4 – 5 hours on the water with the freedom to explore the Fiord
  • Check out the wildlife (seals and occasionally penguins and dolphins)
  • Gaze up at Mitre Peak, Pembroke Glacier
  • Marvel at the natural wonders of the thundering waterfalls
  • Raft kayaks together and sail home (Weather permitting)


  • Lunch is not included but can be pre-purchased

Optional extras

  • Picnic Lunch - Attractively presented in individual boxes containing: Two club sandwiches, Cheese and Crackers, Piece of Fruit – Fresh Fruit of the season, Muesli Slice, Juice Drink, Complimentary Tea and Coffee.
  • Please note: If you require a vegetarian lunch, or have any special dietary needs please add this into the comments box during the booking process. You can order any of the lunch options when you make your booking. Menus are indicative only.

Season and Departure Times

  • Oct - Apr
  • Departs Milford 8.30am 3.00pm (1 Nov - 30 Apr)
  • Departs Milford 9.30am - 3.00pm (Oct)
  • Departs Te Anau 6.30am - 6pm (1 Nov - 30 Apr)
  • Departs Te Anau 7.30am - 6pm (Oct)

What to bring

  • Swimsuit or underwear (for wearing under wetsuit)
  • Plastic bag for wet gear
  • Shorts
  • Soft shoes or sandals (note they will get wet)
  • Warm socks
  • Towel
  • Sunblock / Sun hat / Sun glasses / Insect repellant
  • Camera (disposable or waterproof)
  • Water bottle
  • Change of clothes, socks, footwear and rain jacket for wearing after kayaking
  • Lunch food – Note: Picnic lunches are available to purchase, if pre-ordered, extra cost

Terms and Conditions

  • Competence in water and moderate fitness required
  • All departures are subject to weather and minimum numbers
  • No departures on Christmas Day (25 December)
  • Minimum age 16 years
  • No paddling experience needed although energy, enthusiasm and a sense of humour all help

Booking Information

  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the experience.
  • Mobile Vouchers are accepted! - Vouchers can also be presented on your mobile device for this attraction.
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher

Milford Sound Kayaking Tour

35 Shotover St, Queenstown, NZ 9300