Book a BBQ tour to make an evening of it, a true kiwi experience.
Scenic Flight Combo
Quad Bike Combo
Explore the West Coast’s scenic trails by bike, or hire a kayak or paddleboard to enjoy Lake Mapourika at your own pace!
Double sea kayak rental
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“Paddle, cruise or fish with us on the beautiful Lake Mapourika. Franz Josef Wilderness Tours offer guided kayak, SUP and boat tours of the stunning Franz Josef area. Our knowledgeable guides will show you the glacier from new perspectives on an engaging tour experience you won’t forget. We’ll snap pics of you along the way so you can focus on enjoying the scenery. We also offer rentals if you’d prefer to strike out on your own. Fan of fishing? Lake Mapourika’s calm reflective waters are home to Trout and Salmon — join us on a charter!
As previous guests have raved: “It truly is one of the best experiences in Franz Josef!”
Let’s explore our slice of paradise together.”
We took the morning tour and it was fantastic. The waters were calm and the morning clouds were lifting. Laura and Reiss were our guides. They were informative, personable and informed. They talked about current conservation objectives and provided a safe and fun environment. My partner and I are seniors and had no problem keeping up. There were adequate rest periods and beautiful views.
Simi, New York, USA
This was a great way to spend a few hours in an idyllic setting. Our guide Johnny was excellent – so friendly and full of knowledge about our surroundings. Highly recommended, thanks!
Gary, Liverpool UK
I cannot recommend this enough! I’ve now done it twice in 3 years and both times it was spectacular, both in terms of scenery and overall experience. Our guide was fun and knowledgeable and was taking candid snaps all throughout the trip that we had access to later on. I highly recommend the morning trip, as that’s when the water is like glass and it feels so serene gliding over it. It truly is one of the best experiences in Franz Josef.