Kayaking Milford Sound

Milford Sound is one of those must-see list destinations for anyone visiting New Zealand. It’s a place that awes you with its grandeur, and makes you feel small in the best possible of ways.

The weather at Milford Sound can be unpredictable — often grey, and wet — but it never fails to delight when the low-lying clouds shift to offer a glimpse of the mountains and waterfalls including Mitre Peak and Lady Bowen Falls.

Getting to Milford Sound is simple enough — it’s a couple of hours from Te Anau or about 4 hours drive from Queenstown, and buses leave daily from both towns. You can also fly in on a small plan, which is definitely on my long list of travel I’d love to experience some day! Once at Milford Sound, many opt to take a cruise around the fiord in a boat, but another option is to paddle out in a kayak.

I spent a morning at Milford Sound with Women Want Adventure and Rosco’s Milford Kayaks, and couldn’t recommend the experience of a kayak tour of Milford Sound more highly. Bobbing around among the mighty peaks and waterfalls is a brilliant way to see the best of Milford Sound.

Kayak Tour of Milford Sound