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Book now onto one of our tours and explore further in Franz Josef Glacier…  Choose from a selection of our Kayak Tours, Scenic Cruises, Fishing Charters or try a quad bike on our Off-Road Adventure Tour…

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Kayak Classic

Book our original Lake Mapourika adventure!  Journey across Lake Mapourika and explore the Jurassic rainforest and narrow creeks on the far side. Free photos included.

For Sunset Kayak Tours – book the 5 pm option!

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Kayak & Walk

Book our premium kayak tour which includes a guided walk through a conservation area and the UNESCO World Heritage Site.  Enjoy our custom-built and exclusively accessed rainforest track with our expert nature guides. Free photos & tea/coffee included.

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Guided SUP

Join a unique guided SUP (stand-up paddleboard) adventure on Lake Mapourika!  Whether your a beginner on a paddleboard, or you’ve had some experience – you’ll enjoy your time with our experience SUP instructors! Free photos included.  Available during the summer months.

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Scenic Cruise

Explore Lake Mapourika on our comfortable, fully covered tour boat.  Our small and personalised Scenic Boat Tours provide unique perspective on the regions history, and enjoy the scenic landscape as your backdrop.

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Cruise & Walk

Journey across Lake Mapourika, where you’ll enjoy exclusive access to our private rainforest trail through the captivating Okarito Kiwi Sanctuary. Stepping off the boat, you’ll find yourself transported into a Jurassic rainforest, like entering another world!

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Fishing Charter

Book a freshwater fishing charter for brown trout and wild salmon. The beauty of Lake Mapourika can be enjoyed by everyone on our comfortable fishing charter boat, which is fully covered for fishing in all weather conditions. All equipment provided.

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Private Charter

What’s better than a classic kiwi BBQ and enjoying a fishing adventure with your mates? Book the boat privately and spend 3 hours on the water with us.  

Double Quad Bike on an Off-Road Adventure Tour in Franz Josef Glacier

Off-Road Adventure Tour

Book our guided off-road adventure tour!  Journey across riverbed and through the rainforest on our thrilling tracks. Join us rain & shine – all wet weather gear provided.  Free photos. 

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Kayak & SUP Rental

Book a rental to explore Lake Mapourika at your own pace and rent a kayak or SUP (stand-up paddleboard).  Options from 2 hours, half day or full day.  Bookings based on availability & time of year.

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Private Cruise

Book the boat for a private Scenic Cruise and enjoy the best of Lake Mapourika at your own pace, with your local skipper.  

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Private Kayak Tour

Explore Lake Mapourika the most on a private, luxury kayak tour.  Free personalised photos taken along the way. 


Absolutely brillliant! Great fun, well looked after, everyone from the office to the guide was lovely and helpful. We had a hoot!

Perth, Australia

We loved every minute of this well organised kayak on the lake. The guide was knowledgeable, friendly and professional. Excellent views and reflections of the mountains and the flora in the lakes. We even had a closeup visit to a white heron. Highly recommended!

Simi, New York, USA

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.

Hourikhat, Sydney, Australia


We want you to be confident when you book directly with us! We provide hassle-free full refunds without any penalties.  We do ask that any cancellations and changes are made a full 24 hours prior to the trip time. Cancellations made within the 24 hour time frame cannot be refunded (for any reason including medical or other) so please let us know in time if you need to change, or cancel your booking!  Good travel insurance will cover last minute scenarios you might encounter that affect your bookings.  Private/Group bookings or charters incur a 48 hour cancellation policy.

We reserve the right to cancel tours if minimum numbers are not met or in the event of unsafe conditions, in which case full refunds are issued.

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