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Kayak Adventure from Franz Josef Glacier

Highlights
  • Kayak on scenic Lake Mapourika, spotting native kiwi and the rare rowi
  • Enjoy complimentary digital photos capturing the excitement of the day
  • All equipment, including dry bags and splash jackets, is provided
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Kayak Adventure from Franz Josef Glacier
From US$80.95
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Guided Kayak 9am departureMost Popular
Join us on a kayak advenuture just minutes from Franz Josef Glacier! Lake Mapourika is the scenic gem of the West Coast. Unbeatable views and kiwi sanctuary tour. Free photos included.
US$80.95
Guided Kayak 1pm departure
Join us on a kayak advenuture just minutes from Franz Josef Glacier! Lake Mapourika is the scenic gem of the West Coast. Unbeatable views and kiwi sanctuary tour. Free photos included.
US$80.95
Guided Kayak 2pm departure
Join us on a kayak advenuture just minutes from Franz Josef Glacier! Lake Mapourika is the scenic gem of the West Coast. Unbeatable views and kiwi sanctuary tour. Free photos included.
US$80.95
Overview
Hidden beneath the soaring peaks of the Southern Alps on New Zealand’s South Island, shimmering Lake Mapourika is widely considered the jewel in Westland’s crown. Using Franz Joseph as a base, take to the water with your guide. With all equipment provided, stay warm and dry, and discover a world of native tree and bird life on the lakeside. High-quality digital photos are provided with each tour.
What to Expect

Hop aboard the shuttle bus in Franz Josef and head out to the shores of Lake Mapourika. Nestled between the Southern Alps and the Tasman Sea, Lake Mapourika was forged into the landscape by the mighty Franz Josef Glacier.

As you start your kayak adventure, paddle across the lake’s clear waters into the Okarito Kiwi Sanctuary—home to untouched rain forest dating back millions of years.With your guide to lead the way, admire fine views over the kahikatea trees to the Southern Alps and glaciers beyond, and gain insight into the region’s fascinating geology. Identify calls of native birds such as the kiwi and the rowi—one of the rarest bird species in New Zealand. All equipment is included on this tour, so you’ll stay warm and dry throughout.

When your paddle comes to an end, collect your high-quality digital photos taken from the water before returning to Franz Josef.

Reviews (75)
1 - 5 of 63 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago
AMMMMMAAAAZZZZIIINNNGGGGG

Had the absolute best time kayaking in Franz Josef, the small company is customer oriented and created a unique experience for everyone. Joe had some awesome commentary about all the forest, animal life and history of the area! They also provide really good quality photos...More

Thank skyyef99
GlacierLakeTours, Manager at Glacier Country Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Skye, Great to hear you had a great time on the lake with Jo! Thanks for taking the time to leave us a 5 star review. All the best. Regards, Maddie

Reviewed 6 days ago
A fantastic kayaking tour!

Breath taking scenery and an informative light hearted tour with really good quality keepsake photos. We had Will as our guide and he really was incredible. His knowledge of New Zealand was exceptional and we couldn't squeeze him enough for all of his fun facts...More

Thank Sallyt26
GlacierLakeTours, Manager at Glacier Country Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Sally, Thanks very much for leaving us a great review! We are stoked to hear you enjoyed your tour with Will. Enjoy the rest of your travels. Maddie

Reviewed 1 week ago
Fantastic Kayaking

Six of us went out on Lake Mapourika this morning with Dale. It was a beautiful trip and Dale was a wealth of knowledge on the area. Highly recommended for a fun, peaceful, wonderful excursion!

Thank Kevin T
GlacierLakeTours, Manager at Glacier Country Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Kevin, Thanks for joining us on the lake, and taking the time to leave a great review. Safe travels! Maddie

Reviewed 1 week ago
Excelent Activity.

Loved it, me and my husband were there for our honey moon and it was a great experience for us, and the pictures are amazing. One of our best days in New Zealand. Highly recommended.

Thank Ana L
GlacierLakeTours, Manager at Glacier Country Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Ana, Thanks for the awesome review! We hope you had a fantastic rest of your honeymoon. regards, Maddie

Reviewed 3 September 2018
Amazing Trip - A Must Do!!

We had a great trip, and loved every minute of it. Our guide was amazing, giving us all lots of information about Franz Josef glacier and the township. We found the Kayaking on lake was so easy and had time to view the glacier and...More

Thank FranzTOP10
GlacierLakeTours, Manager at Glacier Country Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2018

Hi Howard and Leanne, Thanks for the 5-star review! Lovely to hear that you enjoyed your tour with Will, it might be time to invest in a kayak of your own to enjoy the lake at your freedom! Cheers, Maddie

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Ted M
7 June 2018|
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Response from AP13NYC | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely. You only have to walk from the parking lot to the lake which is about 10 meters. Definitely a good option for you.
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Ashley M
19 May 2018|
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Response from Marg P | Reviewed this property |
The answer is a definate no.
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