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RealNZ - Kayak Milford Sound

Don’t just look up at Milford Sound, immerse yourself at sea level. Let RealNZ help you explore one of the most spectacular places on earth, from the water...

Don’t just look up at Milford Sound, immerse yourself at sea level. Let RealNZ help you explore one of the most spectacular places on earth, from the water...


  • Get a unique perspective of the iconic Milford Sound by kayak
  • Paddle around mighty mountains, cascading waterfalls and spectacular scenery
  • Enjoy a small, personalised group tour with expert guide
  • Watch for dolphins and the rare Fiordland Crested Penguin along the way
  • Visit a secluded beach to have lunch

RealNZ proudly present an experience like no other.

Seeing Milford from a cruise sure makes you feel small, but seeing it from a kayak is a whole new story. Get ready for the trip of a lifetime as you are joined by an experienced guide and a small group of kayakers for a fun and intimate experience surrounded by the majestic Fiords as we expertly guide you through the spectacular and iconic Milford Sound.

Nothing beats the perspective you will experience as you kayak along the walls of mighty mountains and out toward the open ocean, inches away from waterfalls cascading down from mountaintop glaciers to the ocean.

Make sure to have your camera ready as dolphins and the rare Fiordland Crested Penguin can on occasion be spotted! We'll visit a secluded beach and enjoy lunch as you soak up the breath-taking atmosphere of Milford Sound (weather dependant) before your return paddle back to base.

We challenge you to delve deeper, go further than the average experience and Go beyond with us.

Per Person $139.00

What's included

  • 4-5 hours kayaking involved
  • Small groups - max 8 per guide
  • Thermal top and leggings
  • Wetsuit vest, fleece top and hat and Pogies (paddling gloves)
  • Paddle jacket & Spray deck
  • Life jacket (buoyancy vest)
  • Dry bags (for your clothing and camera)
  • Double kayaks / paddles


  • Allow approximately 5 hours for the whole experience


  • Meet at the Deep Water Basin carpark, Milford Sound


  • Minimum age: 16
  • Competence in water and moderate fitness required..

Bad Weather Refunds

  • If your experience is cancelled by the operator (because of the weather or anything else out of your control) you will be entitled to a full refund.


  • Check In: Please check in a minimum of 30 minutes prior to departure.

  • No experience is required - just a sense of adventure.

    Lunch is not included - please pack a picnic lunch.

Available Bookings from 2 Mar to 15 Mar 2024

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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


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shehann from New Zealand wrote on 20 February 2021

Milfors sound kayak

It was really really beautiful experience and our guide fin was really nice. We would love to go again.

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charlier1 from New Zealand wrote on 17 February 2021

Awesome experience!

Great experience! Finn, the Guide was super friendly and great at making sure we didn’t feel overwhelmed at all, we were able to go at our own pace and we got to see awesome parts of the Fiord. Even had an encounter with the local seals! The equipment supplied was great. We would definitely do it again! Thanks so much Finn!!

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Solenne from France wrote on 08 February 2021


Great experience, the kayaking thing was amazing ! And the guide was perfect!

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Suzanne from New Zealand wrote on 29 December 2020

Great experience

Great experience in Milford by an exceptional fine day. Our guide, Brody was very professional and knowledgeable. Thanks!

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davidd20 from New Zealand wrote on 23 November 2020

Great day out

Nice day. Great way to see Milford Sounds. Good views, knowledgeable guide, good exercise, all equipment provided so worth it.

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