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Go Orange - Kayak Doubtful Overnighter

This two day adventure connects you with nature in the spectacular wilderness of Doubtful Sound. There is no TV, no phones and no internet. Just you, your small group and your kayaks.

Begin your epic adventure with a cruise across stunning Lake Manapouri followed by a comfortable coach journey across the Southern Alps via the Wilmot Pass. The views are to die for even before you hit the water!

Your itinerary is flexible and route dictated by the weather and your desire to explore. With around 5 hours of kayaking each day, you’ll get to truly appreciate the expanse and primordial beauty of the fiord.

Our experienced and knowledgeable guides will make sure you see the best of Fiordland. As you explore this wilderness, its hidden waterways and secluded islands, look out for the locals – seals, dolphins and penguins.

If you’re lucky, you might even find yourself paddling in the company of dolphins! In the evening you’ll camp amidst the forest next to a freshwater stream in Hall Arm. Relax along the shore as the long southern twilight descends in the fiord.

Bring your own food – we’ll supply hot drinks and swap stories with your fellow travelers. And as night descends, lie on the beach and spend some time star gazing. The next morning, you’ll explore more of the fiord before heading back under sail (weather permitting) by early afternoon.

The Go Orange kayaking and camping tour showcases the very best of what the Fiordland wilderness has to offer – An incredible experience that will remain with you for a lifetime.

Per Person Ex Manapouri $439.00
Per Person Ex Te Anau $479.00

What's included

  • Lake Manapouri ferry & Wilmot Pass coach
  • Personable and experienced guides – Fully guided tour with maximum 8 pax
  • Hot drinks
  • Overnight camping
  • Complimentary coach transfers available from Te Anau/Manapouri
  • Long john wetsuit, Sun/rain hat, One or two person tents, Thermarest/sleeping mat, Gas cooker, Pots/cooking utensils, Chairs, Communal shelter (insect proof)

Restrictions

  • Minimum age: 16

Notes

  • Please Note: Must be at least 16 years of age, be competent in the water and have a moderate level of fitness.

Available Bookings from January 23 to January 29

Change Dates

All prices are shown in NZD ($)

Thu 23 Jan
Fri 24 Jan
Sat 25 Jan
Sun 26 Jan
Mon 27 Jan
Tue 28 Jan
Wed 29 Jan

4spaces priced from:

  • Per Person Ex Te Anau$429.00

4spaces priced from:

  • Per Person Ex Te Anau$429.00

4spaces priced from:

  • Per Person Ex Te Anau$429.00

4spaces priced from:

  • Per Person Ex Manapouri$389.00

4spaces priced from:

  • Per Person Ex Manapouri$389.00

4spaces priced from:

  • Per Person Ex Manapouri$389.00

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

4.6

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Verena from Germany wrote on 02 February 2018

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Awesome Tour with wonderful views

Had a wonderful time on the Kayak Overnighter in the Doubtful Sound. Very good equipment and organisation, great introduction, interesting knowledge about the fjord and much more and a beautiful scenery for two days. Thanks to Ollie (our guide) who did an awesome job!

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From Go Orange - Kayak Doubtful Overnighter

Thanks for your review and picture Verena! Our overnight Kayaking trip is a brilliant way to get to explore Doubtful Sound. Ollie is an awesome guide and loves where he works, this really shows through to his guests :) Glad you had such a beautiful few days!

Katelyn Melz from United States wrote on 10 March 2019

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Best NZ experience

This was the best thing I've done in NZ. Had a great guide. The weather wasn't that great, but she made sure we were able to get through it and kept our safety a priority while managing to get us out of the water to have a good time! My only recommendation would be to let people try on wetsuits before just assigning a size (only taking weight and height), I was given a small but shoulders were killing me because of it being a tad too tight. Other than that it was great!

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From Go Orange - Kayak Doubtful Overnighter

Awesome - thanks. Doubtful Sound is a special place, and we are stoked you joined us for kayaking there.

Laura from New Zealand wrote on 03 January 2020

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Most Incredible experience i have ever explored

So many words to describe this day, (day 1) suns out clear skies, flat waters, beautiful surroundings of atmosphere. stopped on this island for lunch and had a coffee. the scenery really makes you appreciate nature so much more. tents up and attacked by sand-flies I gave up on the pegs for the cover. I had such a beautiful sleep. Day 2, weather over turned and it hammered down with rain. but going back to base it didn't bother me. the mountains were so much greener, the skies were so grey even had thunder and lightening it was breath taking. the rain just poured down like never before. the waterfalls surrounding the mountains. I really enjoyed my time here. one ill never forget. waves over waves crashing into the kayaks. Takes you to another world and you feel so alive by pure nature and tranquillity. truly thankful for every second of this two day adventure.

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Wolfgang from Germany wrote on 21 November 2019

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Wet & wild & wonderful

What a great experience! Yes - it IS wet ... and cold (sometimes). And the camp is so much more remote and wilder than I expected. Actually just a toilet, a shelter for the boats and a "sandfly proof" (or so they say ;-) shelter for cooking. No shower, no camp fire, only DIY-dinner. BUT - and this a big "But": absolutely breathtaking scenery spoiled by no tour bus / cruise ship (at least not in November), 100%-safety oriented guides (Hadiah & AJ) who are fun to be with and know how to give pep talk if it's pouring down (again)! Excellent equipment provided by GoOrange (kayaks, neopren, rainjackets etc.). If you look for something outside your comfort zone, this one might be for you! Did I mention the beautiful scenery?

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Sylvia Evans from United Kingdom wrote on 13 March 2019

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Beautiful in rain or sunshine

A fabulous experience. Clothing provided keeps you warm and happy even in the heaviest of downpours. Beautiful, magnificent and magical. Can not recommend more highly.

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From Go Orange - Kayak Doubtful Overnighter

Doubtful Sound is amazing in all weather - we agree. Thanks for the review

10:00 a.m.Thursday 13 July

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