Explore Magical Milford With Us!


This is absolutely no exaggeration. Experience a tourism time warp back to the early 1970s when Milford Sound’s fishing fleet outnumbered the tour boats! This is time to explore Milford Sound like it hasn't been in decades!

You now have an absolutely amazing chance to experience Piopiotahi in peace, from the comfort of a safe, stable double sea kayak. Do not miss this once in a lifetime opportunity to enjoy Milford Sound without the big crowds. We look forward to paddling with you!

Why Kayak? Here are just half a dozen of the many reasons to paddle with us to explore Milford:

  • Milford Sound is considered the 8th wonder of the world, and kayaking gives you the time to take it all in.
  • Having that up close and personal experience with the flora and fauna is a photographer's dream.
  • We tailor all our trips to maximise the sun and avoid paddling into the wind.
  • We supply everything to keep you warm, dry and safe while paddling. 
  • Small group to guide ratio so you have your guide at hand to indulge all your questions.
  • Some of the wildlife you may observe – New Zealand Fur Seals to Fiordland Crested Penguins, Bottle Nose and Dusky Dolphins and sometimes even whales, our team know which nooks and crannies to explore!  

***We operate safely, following all Covid guidelines - please note we can operate at all Traffic Light settings with extra measures in place to keep staff and guests safe. Please ensure you have a mask to wear inside our change area and vehicles, thank you***


 PLEASE NOTE: Prices below are in NZD


Pure Kayaking Adventures

Enjoy the serenity of Milford and stunning vistas away from the big crowds by kayaking with our experienced guides!

  Paddle Rating   Distance Price (NZD) Details  

Milford Cruiser

Up close and personal

Enjoy a more relaxed paddle with postcard views of Milford and Lady Bowen Falls, the fiord’s tallest waterfall! (Paddle Rating: Easiest. Age: 8+)

1 Paddles Bus  5KM
2 hrs paddling
$99 ch - $139 ad Read More Book Now

Sunriser Classic

Rosco's original sea kayaking trip

Our most popular adventure in summer and winter, this trip takes you on a big loop of Milford Sound. (Paddle Rating: Moderate. Age: 14+)

3 Paddles Bus  10KM
3-3.5 hrs paddling
$165.00 Read More Book Now

Day Safari

A day to remember

On Demand for March/April please contact us on 0800 476 726 for details - Start your day with a scenic minibus journey along the magnificent Milford Road with our guide showing you the best spots before connecting with the Sunriser Classic. DEPARTS TE ANAU
(Paddle Rating: Moderate. Age: 14+)

3 Paddles Bus  10KM
3-3.5 hrs paddling
$199.00 Read More Book Now

Kayak & Cruise Combo

Experience it all!

Bring the Family out to experince the best of both worlds with a stunning early morning kayak with Rosco's Milford Kayaks and an awesome boutique cruise with Cruise Milford.
Suitable for 8 years and over (must be over 25kg)

1 Paddles  Water Taxi 5KM
1.5-2 hrs paddling
$119 ch - $250 ad Read More Book Now

Winter Adventures

  Paddle Rating   Distance Price (NZD) Details  

Fly Kayak Fly

Best views from above & below!

Fly from Queenstown with Glenorchy Air to Milford and join our Sunriser Classic kayak Trip in Milford Sound

3 Paddles Bus  10KM
3-3.5 hours hrs paddling
$549.00 Read More Book Now

Summer Kayaking Adventures

  Paddle Rating   Distance Price (NZD) Details  

Milford Track Paddle & Walk

Two iconic trips in one

Start with a scenic paddle to Sandfly Point before enjoying a section of one of the finest walks in the world. (Paddle Rating: Easiest. Age: 14+)

1 Paddles    3KM
1 hrs paddling

3.5 hrs walking
$149.00 Read More Book Now

Stirling Sunriser

Feel the waterfalls

Take our water taxi out beyond Stirling Falls and paddle as close as you dare under magnificent waterfalls on your return to base.
(Paddle Rating: Tough. Age: 16+)

4 Paddles BusWater Taxi 12KM
3.5-4 hrs paddling
$225.00 Read More Book Now

Morning Glory

All the sights

Paddle to the entrance of Milford Sound (weather permitting) and return via our water taxi.
(Paddle Rating: Tough. Age: 16+)

Must have prior kayak experience

4 Paddles  Water Taxi 18KM
3.5-4+ hrs paddling
$230.00 Read More Book Now

Twilight Wind & Waves

A magical adventure

Visit Stirling Falls and enjoy a brisk afternoon sea breeze during this adventurous paddle.
(Paddle Rating: Tough. Age: 16+)

4 Paddles  Water Taxi 12KM
3.5-4 hrs paddling
$225.00 pp Read More Book Now

Please Note:

Times & distances are approximate. Rosco's 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.

See our Important Info page for our full cancellation policy and guidance regarding our trips.

Spaces are limited on each trip. If you book a trip that turns out isn’t right for you, you are taking the space from someone who could have enjoyed it! We cannot refund you if your guide deems you unsuitable to paddle, so please choose with care. Give us a call if you would like to discuss any aspect of the trips in more detail.

© Rosco's Milford Kayaks 2015