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    Fiordland Operator of the year

Kayak + Cruise Milford Sound

Named New Zealand's Best Adventure Activity Operator & Destination Fiordland Operator of the Year 2019

Departure Location

Deep Water Basin, Milford Sound.

When driving to Milford Sound please allow 5-6 hours from Queenstown and around 3 hours from Te Anau. You will need to meet at Deepwater Basin, the Kayak Base at least 20 minutes before your trip departs to check in and meet the team.

Minimum Requirements

  • Competence in water and moderate fitness required
  • Minimum age 16 years

What To Bring

  • Swimsuit – to wear under your given equipment
  • Soft Shoes or sandals – please note they will get wet
  • Warm Socks & layered clothing
  • Towel
  • Sunblock, sunglasses, hat to protect your head
  • Camera – don’t forget this, GoPro’s and selfie sticks also welcome.
  • Warm clothes to wear on the Milford Haven
  • Sensible shoes to wear on the cruise

We Provide

  • Thermal top and leggings, Fleece top & Hat
  • Paddle jacket & Pogies (paddling gloves) & Spray deck
  • Life jacket (buoyancy vest)
  • Dry bags (for your camera)
  • Map
  • Double kayaks / paddles
  • Group safety and emergency gear

What to Wear When Kayaking

Please wear your swimsuit or kayaking underwear layer beneath warm clothes/waterproof jacket on pick-up (makes changing into paddling gear easier and quicker). The best way to carry your other gear to the launch point is in a backpack.

Safety & Risk

Sea kayaking has inherent risks and can be dangerous. In Fiordland, they are characterised by: remoteness, rapidly changing and sometimes extreme weather and water conditions, cold water and limited kayaking landing sites.

Detailed risk management and strict safety procedures are observed, however, there still remains an element of risk. Go Orange cannot absolutely guarantee participants safety. Go Orange accepts its legal responsibilities but cannot be held responsible for personal injury or for loss, theft or damage of/to your equipment outside legal responsibilities. Participants will be required to sign a liability form to this effect before starting a tour. 

Changing conditions can mean that tours have to be modified. No two tours are the same. It is very rare but weather could delay your scheduled return by up to 24 hours e.g. road closures or weather conditions preventing kayaking. Clients on guided tours must listen carefully to and follow guides' instructions and adhere to safety requirements. Our reputation depends on your safety – we give it top priority and take it seriously.


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