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Discover more of Milford Sound on the ultimate day trip from Queenstown. Travel on a glass roof coach to Milford Sound, join our two hour nature cruise with a hot buffet lunch included. After your cruise disembark at the underwater observatory for an hour of kayaking around Harrison Cove. After your kayaking descend 10 metres below the surface to a viewing chamber and check out the local marine life. Return to the Milford visitor terminal by boat and return to Queenstown by coach.
We`re the pioneers of Riversurfing operating since 1989. Also known as riverboarding or hydrospeed, similar to rafting but with an edge- We take you in the water, through the rapids, on bodyboards. Why sit on a boat when in the water is the real fun?
Don't just look at Milford Sound. Get ready to immerse yourself at sea level on a kayak journey you will be hard pressed to forget. Our world class guides will lead you to explore this epic vista during a 4-5 hour paddle experience. Kayak along the walls of mighty mountains, feel the fresh waterfall spray on your face as we navigate the wild fiords. Bring your own lunch to enjoy on a secluded beach and if the afternoon breeze picks up we will sail back to base together. If you're lucky the local wildlife will make an appearance.
A unique kayak adventure, only minutes from Franz Josef Glacier! Set out across Lake Mapourika's mirror-like water and enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding Southern Alps and Glaciers.Lake Mapourika was created by the mighty Franz Josef Glacier as it retreated some 14 000 years ago, now it sits sandwiched between the Southern Alps and the Tasman Sea. The glassy water and unbeatable views make it one of the scenic gems of the West Coast.Explore a kiwi sanctuary set amidst some of the oldest untouched rainforest in Westland!This tour lasts up to three hours and is designed to complete your Glacier Country Experience!
If you have limited time in the area but are keen to experience the brilliance that the Marlborough Sounds has to offer, then this half-day guided sea kayaking tour is the trip for you. The half-day trip is based in the Grove Arm of the Queen Charlotte Sound where you can expect to see a variety of sea and forest birdlife and possible sightings of rays, seals, little blue penguins, dolphins and if you are super lucky – Orca!
Enjoy the turquoise glacial Lake Wakatipu before the rest of the world awakens and listen to the native birds sing. On misty mornings the mountains will slowly reveal themselves as you paddle for an hour with our guide. A wonderfully peaceful way to start to your day.
Combining two of Queenstowns most iconic activities, this trip is second to none! Starting on the Go Orange Jet Boat, you'll get to experience those famous 360 degree spins and speed. Discover the Kawarau River and its pristine wilderness as we race you down the river to your next mode of transport. Then jump straight into a raft with the Go Orange Rafting team to complete the last section of river, where the Jet Boats fear to go. Spend your morning or afternoon paddling through the historic Kawarau gorge, famous for its gold mining, wineries and it’s stint in The Lord of the Rings franchise.Paddle and swim your way through grade 2-3 whitewater rapids with a brand new cliff jumping section added for the adventure junkies (optional). Complete your journey by tackling the famous 400m Dog Leg rapid – the longest commercially rafted rapid in New Zealand. Then head back to Rafting Base for a hot shower.
Explore the head of Lake Wakatipu after everyone else has finished their tours, revelling in the peace and quiet on this 1hr guided tour. Listen to the birds singing as you paddle in the evening light. Can be combined with an early dinner at Kinloch Lodge.
Explore the head of Lake Wakatipu and the nearby shoreline with our knowledgeable guide for an hour. Take a break from the hustle and bustle of Queenstown and paddle against a backdrop of mountains on stunning blue water. Can be combined with lunch at Kinloch Lodge.
This is a Doubtful Sound trip not to be missed! Whether joining us in Te Anau or from Manapouri, this one-day sea kayaking adventure is a truly unique way to experience what this practically untouched wilderness has to offer. A full day out with an experienced guide and small group of kayakers, you will explore Deep Cove, Rolla Island + over to Olphert Cove and return.From Te Anau, this wilderness experience begins with a short transfer to Manapouri to board a boat for the spectacular cruise across Lake Manapouri. Then enjoy crossing the remote alpine route of Wilmot Pass by coach to Doubtful Sound.You'll paddle for 3 hours amidst lush rain forest and waterfalls and look up at the towering cliffs from water level, a truly amazing sight. Then make the journey back across Wilmot Pass and Lake Manapouri - a day to remember forever. Penguins, seals and dolphins are sometimes encountered and bird song breaks the stillness as we paddle along the shoreline.
This half-day small-group river activity is for those with an appetite for getting up close and personal with the famous Clutha River. The fun unfolds as the river twists and turns, through playful rapids of the Upper Clutha set amongst the stunning Wanaka scenery.Your guide will give you instructions on river safety and technique, as well as tips on river reading and directions on where to find the action and best play spots.With a bit of practice, you’ll soon be cruising down the river in style. Be prepared to get a little wet and have a giggle.Approximately 22 kilometers of grade 1-2 river kayaking with light snacks and refreshments provided.
See the unspoilt natural waterways of Papatowai,The Catlins by self guided kayak hire. Easy adventure and fun for all fitness levels and ages. Full safety briefing and kayak and paddle instructions. Hire a double or single kayak from 1 to 8 hours, group bookings available also. Experience the T ahakopa and Macllenan rivers and Tahakopa Bay by kayak and see rare fauna and flora only accessible by kayak. The best way to experience the natural wonderland of The Catlins.
Explore all that Lake Mapourika has to offer in this half day guided Kayak & Walk excursion - just minutes away from Franz Josef Glacier! Paddle across the calm, reflective waters and take in the panoramic views of NZ's tallest peaks and Glaciers. Follow your guide through the rain forest trail and enjoy coffee and tea while taking in the views. Plus, FREE photos (emailed after tour)
Enjoy a half-day kayaking tour on Lake Wanaka. This experience is a fantastic introduction to kayaking, with an easy guided paddle exploring the beautiful Lake Wanaka coastline, enjoying the outstanding scenery.Loved by all new to kayaking, families and the chilled out characters amongst us. You will have 8-10 kilometers of easy paddling with light snacks and refreshments provided. No experience is required and this small-group tour operates in most weather conditions.
Enjoy the freedom to paddle at your own pace. Explore the calm waters of Moke Lake at your own pace by kayak or paddle board. Let us transport you into wilderness right on our doorstep, escape the hustle and bustle of Queenstown and see why this has been a favourite spot for locals for years!
This full-day sea kayaking trip provides the opportunity to explore more of the Sounds’ secluded beaches and paddle beneath pristine native bush. Your guide will find one of the many beautiful beaches to stop for a delicious homemade picnic lunch. Returning to Anakiwa your guide will do their best to take you a different way home so you never have to paddle the same coast twice.
Lightweight and easy to carry, these kayak paddles can be assembled freely into one long paddle or two short paddles
This is the original and our most environmentally friendly guided day trip in the park. Start kayaking from Marahau gliding through the tranquil waters of the beautiful Astrolabe Roadstead. Watch for playful NZ Fur Seals and embrace the wonderful birdsong, ringing from the bush-clad Adele Island. Take a short walk or a swim while we stop for lunch and café styled drinks on one of the many glistening golden sand beaches. There are plenty of nooks and crannies to explore along this stunning coastal paradise. If the sea breeze is blowing we’ll hoist the spinnaker and let the wind push us home
Experience Milford Sound at its most serene on this early morning kayaking trip. The trip includes a short scenic cruise past the iconic Mitre Peak and Bowen Falls, to the Milford Sound Underwater Observatory. Here you can enjoy up to one hour of kayaking around breath-taking Harrison Cove, getting right up close to nature while learning more about this incredible UNESCO World Heritage site. Your trip then includes entry to the Milford Sound Underwater Observatory where you’ll able to see rare black coral and colourful sea creatures in their natural habitat. A freshly packed Picnic Lunch is included and complimentary tea and coffee is provided on the boat. Return to the Milford Sound Visitor Terminal on the same scenic cruise route.
Freedom kayaking Abel Tasman gives you the independence to see the wonders of the coastline at your own pace. Kahu Kayaks will equip you with everything you need to have an enjoyable and safe sea kayaking experience, NOTE: for two or more people, Double Kayaks used unless group has uneven number
Electric vehicle track transport between Kinloch Lodge and the Routeburn Shelter car park, the start of one of New Zealand’s Great Walks.
Electric vehicle track transport between Kinloch Lodge and the Greenstone and Caples car park, a gorgeous loop walk or either of them can be connected with the Routeburn track.
Join our friendly kayak guides as they share their enthusiasm for this stunning stretch of coast. From Marahau head south on a relaxing exploration of nesting cormorants, sea caves and the world famous Split Apple Rock. Ideal for families and those of you who like to take it easy. Returns to Marahau approximately 12pm.
From Marahau jump onboard our very own water taxi and head to the golden sands of Onetahui. There its into the kayak for a magical paddle northwards, where we enjoy close encounters with the resident seal population. Enjoy a delicious lunch while your guide brews fresh coffee. There is ample time to take a swim. short walk or just relax. A string of beautiful beaches and enchanting lagoons await us on our paddle south, before we hoist our specially designed spinnakers for an effortless sail into Anchorage Bay. From here its back into the water taxi for a enjoyable ride back to Marahau.
Up to ten thrill seekers can pump up their adrenaline with a one-hour jet boat adventure in Waiau Gorge
Up to 8 thrill-seekers can pump up their adrenaline with this jet boat & rafting experience; includes equipment hire
Up to six thrill-seekers can pump up their adrenaline with this jet and quad bike combo experience
Take a brisk tour of the Waiau River on the speedy jet boat and enjoy the 360° spins that present the surrounding nature in a unique way
Chalenge-seekers can experience rafting down a grade Two river and live through its waters changing from serene calms to rocky rapids
Take a brisk tour of the Waiau River on the speedy jet boat and complete the expeirence with some claybird shooting
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