If you choose to add our guided tour/safari option to your kayaking adventure, pick-up and drop-off to your accommodation in Te Anau is included.

If you decide to self-drive to Milford Sound, please meet your guide at Deep Water Basin, Deep Water Basin road is the first left after the Milford Sound Lodge, there is a big carpark to park your car and wait by the big yellow tractor.


We kit you out with all the specialist paddling gear including buoyancy aid , spray skirt, spray jacket, thermals, fleece and poggies (like gloves but better) and a dry bag for your camera. Quality sea kayaks with foot operated rudders help make exploring Milford a pretty amazing experience.


  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
  • Lip balm SPF15
  • Insect repellent
  • Shorts
  • Soft shoes or sandals
  • Sunglasses
  • Warm clothing
  • Wool or fleece hat
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Lunch and high energy snack foods
  • Towel
  • Change of clothes
  • Personal Medication


You must be at least 14 years old to sea kayak with us.

Are you prone to sea or motion sickness?

The difference between really enjoying your kayaking experience or not can be as simple as taking medication. We strongly recommend taking “sea legs” (available from all good pharmacies or drug stores) the trick is to take two tablets the night before your trip and then take an extra tablet or two if you feel sick during the trip. Our outer fjord trips (Morning Glory, Afternoon Delight, Twilight Classic, Stirling Sunriser) have conditions that are more affected by swells, if you need to be picked up from a trip and transported back to our base using our water taxi there will be a flat fee of $50 NZD charged, please take this into consideration when booking any of our kayak tours.


Roscos Milford Kayaks reserves the right to cancel or change any part of any kayaking trip or the Day Safari road trip from Te Anau. This could be due to, but not limited to, adverse sea, river, road or weather conditions. If WE cancel the trip due to such reasons we will give you a full refund.

Note: if you have booked a Day Safari trip ex Te Anau, you go on a boat cruise instead of the kayak trip and will receive a partial refund.

If YOU make a cancellation at least 24 hours in advance, you will receive a full refund. No refund will be given in the event of the following:

  • Less than 24 hours notice given
  • No show or late for trip departure
  • Staff deem a client not suitable to participate due to ill health, intoxication or poor level of fitness.


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