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Milford Sound Sea Kayak - The Sunriser Classic

Embark on an epic paddling adventure discovering New Zealand's beautiful Fiordland from the water with Rosco's Kayaks!


  • Paddle a large scenic loop of Milford Sound on an epic kayak tour
  • Witness spectacular scenery and visit stunning scenic locations
  • Friendly local paddle guide will highlight unique spots only accessible by kayak
  • The most popular kayak tour from the longest established owner-operated kayaking company in New Zealand!

Get ready to discover all the magic of Milford Sound as you join the Sunriser Classic, one of the most original and popular trips created by Rosco's Kayaks!

Suitable for everyone, this tour will take you on a classic loop of Milford Sound, as you are led by your friendly, expert guide to experience the highlights of this spectacular natural playground.

Feel the spray of the water kiss your face as you pass glorious waterfalls, breathe in the glory of the ancient Rainforest that clings to the cliff faces, and marvel at spectacular scenery from your unique perspective on the water.

If you're lucky, there's a chance you could meet the true locals - the dolphins, seals, penguins and array of birdlife that call Milford Sound home.

What are you waiting for - come and discover this unique slice of paradise with the longest established owner-operated kayaking company in New Zealand!

Per Person $139.00 (14 years +)

What's included

  • All the specialist paddling gear you need, including a buoyancy aid, spray skirt, spray jacket, thermals, a fleece, poggies (like gloves but better), a dry bag for your camera, and of course, a quality sea kayak with a foot-operated rudder!


  • Allow approximately 5 hours for the whole experience


  • Departure Point: Deep Water Basin in Milford.

    Deep Water Basin road is the first left turn after the Milford Lodge - Meet at the green tent / yellow kayaks.


  • Strictly suitable for ages 14 years and over only.

Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.


  • Time on the water is approximately 3-3.5 hours. Allow approximately 5 hours duration for the whole experience.

Available Bookings from October 17 to October 23

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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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Andrea Bathgate from New Zealand wrote on 24 August 2020

Magical Ata Whenua

Great trip!! JD was a great guide, really knew the area and told us great stories about the area. We saw Tawaki penguins and a kekeno. Was a really magical experience. Absolutely loved it

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Josh from New Zealand wrote on 21 September 2020

Spectacular Kayaking Tour

The day was perfect with no wind. We didn’t even have to get our feet wet. The views couldn’t have been better out on the water. The mountains were covered with snow and the waterfalls rushing. We even saw some penguins. Kallin was a great guide full of knowledge and karisma. I would highly recommend this to anyone interested in seeing Milford Sound.

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Maggie from New Zealand wrote on 24 August 2020

Highly reccomend!

The guides were friendly and the weather was perfect! The Bowen waterfall was fantastic even though there hasn’t been much rain lately. We were lucky to see some penguins on the shore and a fur seal. Rain or shine this is the way to see Milford up close

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Melissa from New Zealand wrote on 14 July 2020


This could not have been better. It was gorgeous. And the best way to see Milford Sound. The staff was amazing and took care of everything for you. They got us fully geared up and prepared for the weather (it was a bit wintry). Really worth it.

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laurag11 from Australia wrote on 08 February 2020

Amazing - highlight of the trip!

We went kayaking on the 18th of January. There hasn’t been rain for a while, so not many waterfalls, but we were able to paddle right up to one’ the weather was amazing, the small group meant that we got a good, personalised trip and were able to learn a lot about the beautiful Milford Fjord. Anyone visiting Milford Sound - this is a must. P.s. beware of sand flies.

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