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What to bring – Overnight Kayak Trip/s


  • Swimsuit or underwear (for wearing underneath wetsuit  vest/long johns)
  • Plastic bag for wet gear
  • Shorts
  • Soft shoes (e.g. trainers/runners) 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

Camping/ After kayaking

  • Next to skin layer of clothing (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 eating utensils
  • Toiletries
  • Personal medication
  • Spare plastic bags (ziplock)
  • Food (Te Anau has two good supermarkets which stay open late)
  • Additional campsite clothing is require for 3 – 5 day trips
We provide – Overnight Kayak Trip/s


  • Thermal top
  • Long john wetsuit
  • Fleece top
  • Paddle jacket
  • Life jacket (buoyancy vest)
  • Spray deck
  • Fleece hat
  • Pogies (paddling gloves)
  • Dry bags (for clothing and camera)
  • Map
  • Double kayaks / paddles
  • Group safety and emergency gear


  • One or two person tents
  • Thermarests
  • Gas cookers (food needs to be quick to cook)
  • Pots & cooking utensils
  • Chairs
  • Communal shelter (insect proof)
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.


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

Customer Comments

We really appreciated your hard work, organisation, local knowledge, good humour and excellent equipment that made our paddling trip on Doubtful Sound such a success. Thanks again…look forward to seeing you once more when we paddle in Fiordland again.
Stephen and Sandy, UK/Australia
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