What we provide / What to bring

 Fiordland National Park is a massive wilderness area of rugged snow-capped peaks and luxuriant rainforest. Being one of the wettest places in the world, waterfalls cascade into the deep fiords. Kayaking within this designated world heritage area is unbeatable - but often encounters a huge variety of weather.

What to bring  - Day & Overnight Trips
  • 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 / Sun glasses / Insect repellant
  • Camera (disposable or waterproof)
  • Water bottle
  • Change of clothes, socks, footwear and rain jacket for wearing after kayaking
  • Lunch food – Note: Picnic lunches are available to purchase, if pre-ordered, extra cost
What to bring - Overnight Trips (additional)
  • Next to skin layer (polyprop or wool)
  • Warm tops
  • Long trousers or track pants
  • Towel
  • Underwear
  • Warm socks
  • Shoes for campsite
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Rain trousers (if available)
  • Warm hat
  • Sleeping bag
  • Torch / Flashlight
  • Plate, cup and utensils
  • Toilet gear
  • Personal medication
  • Spare plastic bags (ziplock)
  • Food (Te Anau has two good supermarkets which stay open late)
  • Additional campsite clothing is required for 3 – 5 day trips
We provide - Day & Overnight Trips
  • Thermal top and leggings
  • Wetsuit vest (Milford Sound)
  • Long john wetsuit (Doubtful Sound)
  • Fleece top and hat and Pogies (paddling gloves)
  • Paddle jacket
  • Life jacket (buoyancy vest)
  • Spray deck
  • Dry bags (for your clothing and camera)
  • Map
  • Double kayaks / paddles
  • Group safety and emergency gear
  • Hot drinks
What we provide - Overnight Trips (additional)
  • One or two person tents
  • Thermarests
  • Gas cookers (food needs to be quick to cook)
  • Pots / cooking utensils
  • Chairs
  • Communal shelter (insect proof)
  • Hot drinks, evening snacks and wine provided
What to wear when kayaking

Please wear your swimsuit or kayaking underwear layer beneath warm clothes/waterproof jacket on pick-up (makes changing into paddling gear easier and quicker). The best way to carry your other gear to the launch point is in a backpack.

Food for Overnight & Multi Day Sea Kayak Trips

On a kayaking trip, you will eat more than usual and there is plenty of storage space on the kayaks. Bring food that is simple but nourishing. Please remove excess packaging and carry food in bags (supermarket cloth bags are ideal).

Food Suggestions:
Snacks: Bananas, chocolate, muesli bars
Lunches: Instant noodles /sachet soup, sandwich type food (cheese, salami, tuna), fruit, biscuits
Evening meal: pasta, rice or noodles with sauce plus soft vegetables, meat, canned fish
Breakfast: cereals, fruit, yoghurt, toast, baked beans