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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.

Your itinerary is flexible and the route is 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 travellers. 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.

  • Includes cruise across beautiful Lake Manapouri and coach over Wilmot Pass
  • Small groups – maximum of 8 people per guide
  • High-quality sea kayaking and camping gear provided
  • Experienced kayak guides – who carry all the safety and emergency equipment, make all safety decisions, provide helpful paddling instruction, comprehensive safety briefing and tell you about Doubtful Sound

Overnight Doubtful Sound Kayaking

Doubtful Sound
2 Days

$999 NZD

Two day doubtful sound kayaking including camping

Experience provided by

Real NZ

Important Information
  • Competence in water and moderate fitness required
  • Minimum age 16 years
  • No paddling experience needed although drive, a can-do attitude and positive outlook help.

No Departures Currently Scheduled for the 2021/2022 season


What to bring

Fiordland National Park is a massive wilderness area of rugged snow-capped peaks and luxuriant rainforest. It’s one of the wettest places in the world with high annual rainfall and waterfalls that cascade into the deep fiords. Kayaking within this world heritage area is unbeatable – but often encounters a huge variety of weather. With this in mind, we’ve prepared the following list so you’re ready, whatever the weather.

  • Swimsuit or underwear (for wearing under wetsuit)
  • Plastic bag for wet gear
  • Shorts
  • Soft shoes or sandals (note they will get wet)
  • Warm socks
  • Towel
  • Sunblock / Sun hat / Sunglasses / Insect repellant
  • Camera (disposable or waterproof)
  • Water bottle
  • Change of clothes, socks, footwear and rain jacket for wearing after kayaking
  • Next to skin layer (polyprop or wool)
  • Warm tops, Long trousers or track pants & underwear
  • Shoes for campsite
  • Waterproof jacket & Rain trousers (if available)
  • Warm hat
  • Sleeping bag (available to hire from us)
  • Torch / Flashlight
  • Toilet gear
  • Personal medication
  • Spare plastic bags (ziplock)
  • Food (Te Anau has two good supermarkets which stay open late)

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