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Go Orange - Kayak Doubtful Overnighter

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.

Highlights

  • 2 Day kayaking adventure
  • Cruise across the stunning Lake Manapouri
  • Experienced and knowledgeable guides

Begin your epic adventure with a cruise across stunning Lake Manapouri followed by a comfortable coach journey across the Southern Alps via the Wilmot Pass. The views are to die for even before you hit the water!

Your itinerary is flexible and route 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 travelers. 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.

The Go Orange kayaking and camping tour showcases the very best of what the Fiordland wilderness has to offer – An incredible experience that will remain with you for a lifetime.

Per Person Ex Manapouri $429.00
Per Person Ex Te Anau $469.00

What's included

  • Lake Manapouri ferry & Wilmot Pass coach
  • Personable and experienced guides – Fully guided tour with maximum 8 pax
  • Hot drinks
  • Overnight camping
  • Complimentary coach transfers available from Te Anau/Manapouri
  • Long john wetsuit, Sun/rain hat, One or two person tents, Thermarest/sleeping mat, Gas cooker, Pots/cooking utensils, Chairs, Communal shelter (insect proof)

Restrictions

  • Minimum age: 16

Notes

  • Please Note: Must be at least 16 years of age, be competent in the water and have a moderate level of fitness.

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4.7

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Verena from Germany wrote on 02 February 2018

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Awesome Tour with wonderful views

Had a wonderful time on the Kayak Overnighter in the Doubtful Sound. Very good equipment and organisation, great introduction, interesting knowledge about the fjord and much more and a beautiful scenery for two days. Thanks to Ollie (our guide) who did an awesome job!

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From Go Orange - Kayak Doubtful Overnighter

Thanks for your review and picture Verena! Our overnight Kayaking trip is a brilliant way to get to explore Doubtful Sound. Ollie is an awesome guide and loves where he works, this really shows through to his guests :) Glad you had such a beautiful few days!

Katelyn Melz from United States wrote on 10 March 2019

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Best NZ experience

This was the best thing I've done in NZ. Had a great guide. The weather wasn't that great, but she made sure we were able to get through it and kept our safety a priority while managing to get us out of the water to have a good time! My only recommendation would be to let people try on wetsuits before just assigning a size (only taking weight and height), I was given a small but shoulders were killing me because of it being a tad too tight. Other than that it was great!

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From Go Orange - Kayak Doubtful Overnighter

Awesome - thanks. Doubtful Sound is a special place, and we are stoked you joined us for kayaking there.

Chris from New Zealand wrote on 22 March 2020

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Amazing experience

An amazing experience to see the Sound from this perspective, you feel much more a part of it than from on the deck of a boat. A special thanks to our amazing guide Charlotte, she really made the trip with her constant knowledge, chat and humour. Would highly recommend for those who are up for mucking in, camping in the wilderness and paddling for your supper!

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Antoine Cloet from Netherlands wrote on 19 March 2020

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Perfecte trip! Super begeleiding

Absolutely worth every penny! Super guidance, Shanna knew loads about the Fiordlands and was mega chilled and helpful. Definitely do the overnighter for the most comprehensive kayak experience. 2 tips: inform overnight guests where to park their vehicle up front in order to avoid stress, and advise people to bring high ankle covering surf booties, or the sandflies will get you :). Toine&Maxi

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Laura from New Zealand wrote on 03 January 2020

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Most Incredible experience i have ever explored

So many words to describe this day, (day 1) suns out clear skies, flat waters, beautiful surroundings of atmosphere. stopped on this island for lunch and had a coffee. the scenery really makes you appreciate nature so much more. tents up and attacked by sand-flies I gave up on the pegs for the cover. I had such a beautiful sleep. Day 2, weather over turned and it hammered down with rain. but going back to base it didn't bother me. the mountains were so much greener, the skies were so grey even had thunder and lightening it was breath taking. the rain just poured down like never before. the waterfalls surrounding the mountains. I really enjoyed my time here. one ill never forget. waves over waves crashing into the kayaks. Takes you to another world and you feel so alive by pure nature and tranquillity. truly thankful for every second of this two day adventure.

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