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 strictly a four-month window of Milford Sound bliss.

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 crowds. We look forward to paddling with you!

Why Winter? Here are just half a dozen of the many reasons to paddle with us in these quieter months:

  • Milford Sound is at its stunning best, with calmer weather compared to Summer.
  • You’ll find mirror images of snowcapped peaks on glassy waters – a photographter’s dream.
  • We tailor all our trips to maximise the sun.
  • We supply everything to keep you toasty warm while paddling (we even have pogies for your hands!).
  • There are fewer sandflies (sometimes none at all!) to annoy you.
  • There is often more wildlife to observe in the winter months – from New Zealand Fur Seals to Fiordland Crested Penguins, Bottle Nose and Dusky Dolphins and sometimes even whales!  


 PLEASE NOTE: Prices below are in NZD

Kayak and Cruise

  Paddle Rating   Distance Price (NZD) Details  

Kayak / Cruise Combo

Experience it all!

1 Paddles BusWater Taxi 5KM
1.5-2 hrs paddling
$179.00 Read More Book Now

Pure Kayaking Adventures

  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: 14+)

1 Paddles Bus  5KM
2 hrs paddling
$99.00 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
$139.00 Read More Book Now

Day Safari

A day to remember

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
$169.00 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