Discover this stunning part of South Island, NZ, where our local guides from Glacier and Kayak tours, will pick you up from your accommodation, or courtesy transport available from 64 Cron St, Franz Josef.
4 Hour Tour starts 8.45am to arrive at Lake Mapourika by 9am. Glide effortlessly across Lake Mapourika’s reflective water, and take in the panoramic views of the surrounding tall peaks and glaciers. Once on the far side we enter into a kiwi sanctuary set amongst some of Westland’s oldest untouched rainforest. Our guide will help you navigate your kayak into the sanctuary via a freshwater estuary.Follow the same stunning route across the lake, taking in spectacular mountain and glacier views. Once on the far side your guide will lead you a bush-clad beach which provides entrance into the Kiwi Sanctuary. This magical rainforest trail is designed to take you on a walk through another time, enjoy Jurassic Rainforest, native birdsong and even a cup of tea/coffee in one of the most scenic lunch-spots imaginable. Pack a suitable snack lunch to put inside kayaks.
Tour ends at 1pm with courtesy transport back to base.
NZD$145 adult $85 child
*Tour includes Splash jackets, dry bags & high quality paddling gear, courtesy transport from base to lake retuen, coffee/tea, and Free photos
*Winter Season 1 April- 31 Oct with shorter operating hours
* Summer Season 1 Nov- 31 Mar with more operating times
*Closed Xmas Day
* Book all ranges of accommodation at 58 Oncon, right next door to tour base for an additional cost