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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 $165.00 (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 11 Aug to 17 Aug 2022

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All prices are shown in NZD ($)

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  • Per Person$165.00

  • Per Person$165.00

  • Per Person$165.00

  • Per Person$165.00

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


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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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Roy Thomas from New Zealand wrote on 31 January 2022

Awesome way to experience the fjord

Was really good fun, great way to get the Milford experience in a very close-up way. Great guide. Went a good pace that suited the group. Would definitely recommend if you're looking for something more than just the standard boat cruise.

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Naz from New Zealand wrote on 16 May 2021

Sunriser Classic with Ollie

We had an amazing fews hours on the water with Ollie (our fantastic tour guide). This kayak tour is a MUST do when you visit Milford Sound.

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calistal from Singapore wrote on 25 April 2019

Worst experience from the Roscos's team

I booked the 8:15 am slot and the instructions to me was to call a day prior to confirm the trip. On the morning the day before, I did exactly as instructed, and the lady rudely told me that 8:15 am slot is already full and told me to join the 8:45 am group, where our group had to split into two. I explained that we are a group of 4, and we have a travel schedule to meet therefore is not ideal to simply just push back the schedule. And what the lady responded is absolutely rude and shocking! Effectively she meant "take it or leave it!" My take on Roscos is you should keep to the schedule you sold. It is not as if the weather was bad, and everyone on 8:15 am slot had to be pushed back. Mind you, it was a perfectly clear blue sky weather on that day. As not to disappoint everyone, the four of us proceeded unwillingly with the 8:45 am trip. The preparation team were friendly and good. However once we went out to the waters, the guide that was assigned to our group of 4 double kayakers only cared to speak to the white people. There was basically no conversation with the four of us whatsoever. In conclusion I do not recommend taking a trip Roscos Kayaks.

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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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