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Kayaing on Milford Sound with Southern Discoveries

Cruise and Kayak Milford Sound - Southern Discoveries

Kayaking on Milford Sound with Southern Discoveries

Cruise and Kayak Milford Sound - Southern Discoveries

Cruising on Milford Sound, Fiordland

Kayaking on Milford Sound

Cruise & Kayak Milford Sound – Southern Discoveries

No one else comes close. Go further, get closer and discover more of Milford Sound with Southern Discoveries, go further on our cruise, get closer and discover more as you kayak in the sheltered and calm waters of Harrison Cove.  Providing you with an unforgettable experience that will have you up close and personal to Milford Sounds spectacular views, nature and wildlife.  This cruise and kayak option is suitable for all experience levels and offers double kayaks that are perfect for families.  Your cruise also takes in the sights of the Milford Sound Discovery Centre & Underwater Observatory.  Departures available from Milford Sound, Te Anau and Queenstown.  Minimum child age is 4 years.

Cruise & Kayak Milford Sound

Double the adventure with our Cruise & Kayak Milford Sound experience! This trip includes a Milford Sound cruise, entry to the Milford Discovery Centre & Underwater Observatory and 1 hour of kayaking around sheltered Harrison Cove. Kayak through crystal clear waters in one of the most majestic places in the world.

  • Suitable for all experience levels, no previous kayaking experience necessary
  • Double kayaks available which are perfect for families. Minimum child age is 4 years
  • Immerse yourself in the ultimate, all-inclusive Milford package – above, on and below the water
  • Choose from our Scenic, Encounter Nature or Discover More Cruises
  • Visit the Milford Discovery Centre & Underwater Observatory
  • Intimate, up-close, kayak experience with spectacular views of the Pembroke Glacier
  • Includes all equipment and clothing, safety briefing and a specialist kayak and nature guide
  • Automated lift for easy entry and exit from the kayaks

Southern Discoveries offers the best range of experiences including the longest cruise, guided day trips, kayaking and an amazing underwater observatory - you'll discover more of Milford Sound with us.

Information and Bookings:
St Omer Wharf, 110 Beach Street, Queenstown
Freephone: 0800 264 536

About Fiordland

Fiordland National Park is a designated World Heritage Area…
Located on the South West Coast of the South Island of New Zealand, Fiordland stretches over 124 miles (200 kilometres), from Milford Sound in the north to Preservation Inlet in the south. Covering 1.25 million hectares, Fiordland is the largest National Park in New Zealand and is administered and managed by the Department of Conservation.

It is also one of the wettest places in the world but it is the rain that contributes to the area's beauty.  Waterfalls tumble down steep mountains to the sea and rain nourishes rich beech forest.

Fiordland's extraordinary serrated coastline and deep branching lakes were carved out by glaciers millions of years ago. The glaciers left behind a land internationally acclaimed for its spectacular scenery, isolation and uninhabited environment which became a designated World Heritage Area in 1986.

Described as the eighth wonder of the world, Milford Sound remains the only Fiord in this region that can be accessed by road and it is 16km from the head of the Fiord to the open sea.


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Our favourite destinations…

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New Zealand’s economic heart and biggest city is also an exciting family visitor destination, situated on a sunny harbour with city beaches just minutes away from the CBD. Orientate yourself by heading down to Viaduct Harbour, wandering the waterfront, checking out the super yachts or enjoying the waterfront restaurants. Nearby is the must-visit Sky Tower along with excellent and kid-friendly museums and tons of exciting activities!


Wellington is New Zealand’s capital. Here you will find New Zealand's parliament buildings, including the 'Executive Wing', more well-known as 'The Beehive' due to its distinctive shape. Another icon to look out for is the Wellington Tram, which was the main means of public transport between 1878 and 1964.


With a population of around 400,000 Christchurch, in Canterbury, is the South Island ’s largest city, yet much of it has the feel of a small town. Perhaps that’s why it’s known as the Garden City but with the expansive Hagley Park, Botanic Gardens, Port Hills, River Avon and numerous beaches the city certainly has an open, relaxed feel that’s hard to beat.


With its well-deserved reputation as New Zealand’s activity adventure capital you’ll never run out of activities and things to do in Queenstown, but you may run out of time! With breathtaking scenery, activities and festivals, cafes and restaurants, skiing and snowboarding, shopping and wineries, this lakeside alpine resort rates as one of the world’s top vacation destinations for all ages and seasons.


Rotorua sits on the shore of Lake Rotorua, one of sixteen lakes in the area formed by hundreds of thousands of years of eruptions from the Taupo Volcanic Zone. The area is renowned for its geothermal activity and top of any activity list is to see the bubbling mud pools that are around the region for yourself. The Waimangu Volcanic Valley offers a first hand insight into the devastation caused by the 1886 eruption of Mount Tarawera and is a great place to discover steaming volcanic craters and bubbling, spitting  pools of mud!

Nelson and Golden Bay

The Nelson and Golden Bay regions, at the top of the South Island, boast enviable sunshine hours, glorious sandy beaches, safe swimming spots, lots of wildlife to look out for, and Abel Tasman National Park - an absolute must to explore, on foot, by kayak, your own craft or watertaxi.  Nelson is home to a vibrant arts and crafts community with a fabulous Saturday market, and is close to award-winning wineries and family-friendly bike tracks to take you around the coast.

Hawkes Bay

Napier was rebuilt after the 1931 earthquake and is now known as NZ's Art Deco City.  The Art Deco influence has created a unique city – nowhere else can you see such a varied concentration of art deco style. With over 2,200 sunshine hours a year, Napier is a year-round holiday destination with countless activities to entertain the kids – there's days of entertainment on Marine Parade alone, plus numerous other family-friendly trips and activities.  Add to that the beaches, walks and flat cycle paths, outdoor cafes and entertainment, and you have a perfect holiday destination!


Beautiful, unspoiled beaches, fishing, historic gum fields, kauri forests – the Far North has it all. With subtropical temperatures, it's often known as ‘the Winterless north', with warm, humid summers and mild winters.
Gateway to the Bay of Islands, Paihia is a pretty, lively beachside town and a perfect base for your family holiday. It’s your start point for Bay of Island adventures including day cruises, sailing, kayaking, swimming with dolphins and reef or wreck diving.