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Rosco's Milford Kayaks

Address: Booking Office: Adventure Fiordland | 72 Town Ctr Te Anau, Milford Sound 9600, New Zealand
Phone Number: 03 249 8500
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

On what most would call a quick trip through New Zealand, just over two weeks, Milford Sound was a must do on the list. Booked a kayaking tour through our accommodations, Milford Sound Lodge. The whole experience was amazing. There were only four people in total on our tour so we really got to know our awesome guide Courtney, who... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

We only had two days to spend in Fiordland National Park and for our last day we booked the Sterling Experience. It was worth every dollar and the perfect way to finish up our NZ trip! Kayaking is the way to truly experience the awe inspiring land and sea scape. Our guide Jared was awesome! He was super informative and... More 

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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

We had booked for a trip during the afternoon of our arrival, but the wind had picked up meaning that more skill than we had (collectively) was required for the trip. Rosco's was wonderful! All participants were immediately offered another trip the next day. Our guide Jen was delightful. The other people on the trip were also lovely and interesting... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

Me and my husband arrived to Milford sound on our honeymoon and were overwhelmed by the beauty of the place and didnt know how to make the best of it with so many options. We decided to take the trip in Kayak and had a great experience. It was a small group (3 couples ) we were mostly the only... More 

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Auckland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Rosco's Kayak Milford trip was one of the highlights of my trip to Queenstown/Milford Sound. We choose the afternoon 12-14 km kayak and although I get sea sick I was lucky enough to encounter a calm beautiful day so it all worked out well. Being up close and personal with such a beautiful place, seeing the wildlife from the kayak... More 

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Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Morning Glory. What a way to get the true feeling of the Milford Sound. Cascading waterfalls, seals, dolphins and other marine wildlife made this a fantastic experience. With this form of travel you get up close and personal with the wildlife and really see how this natural beautiful land formation is of great significance to the shaping of New Zealand.... More 

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

I booked my kayak trip with Rosco's on December 4th 2014. I had never kayaked before and due to the weather forecast (rain in the morning, clearing up in the afternoon) I decided to go for the Twilighter. I couldn't have wished for a better experience. Our guide Jared was fantastic. Enthousiastic and with a good sense of humour he... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

I think it's difficult to capture the full beauty and magnificence of Milford Sound whilst on a boat and highly suggest taking a guided kayak tour instead. Our guide Abby was phenomenal! We were picked up from our hotel in Ten Anau and we enjoyed a highly scenice 2 hour drive. Once we arrived at the Sound we were given... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

We did the Day Safari tour with Rosco's and it exceeded all expectations. We were picked up right on time at our accommodation in Te Anau by Ollie. This was definitely the best way to do the tour for us as it was great to have the drive taken care of. When we arrived at Milford Sound our guide Jennifer... More 

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Awesome kayaking trip - overall we were on the water for about 3.5hrs (we did the half day kayak). Our Canadian guide was really lovely and she did a great tour. Kayaks are easy to use and the thermals you are given keep you warm. The only odd thing was that you get changed in a kind of tent by... More 

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RoscoTeAnau, Front Office Manager at Rosco's Milford Kayaks, responded to this review

Hi and thanks for the great review, you bring up a good point about our tent, as Milford sound is part of a world heritage area, we are under strict instructions on what and where we can build facilities, we have been using the tent for a number of years as it is moveable and environmentally friendly to remove, it... More 

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