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Sunset Tours – Franz Josef Wilderness Tours

Sunset Tours – Franz Josef Wilderness Tours

by | Nov 6, 2022


Experience the Magic of our Sunset Kayak Tours

As the days stretch longer and the sun paints the hills in golden hues, it’s time for our Sunset Kayak Tours to grace the waters! Join us for an enchanting Lake Mapourika kayak tour, where you’ll be immersed in the warm embrace of the West Coast’s “golden hour.”

Sunset Kayak Tours Lake Mapourika Franz Josef

A Unique Evening Adventure

Choose the 5 pm Kayak Classic option for a truly special evening on the water. In the summer, bask in the extended daylight, with the lake all to yourself as the sun disappears behind the Southern Alps. A breathtaking sunset against the backdrop of the South Island’s alps and glaciers will captivate you. Whether under the gentle evening light or the fiery hues of sunset, this tranquil kayak tour promises an unforgettable kayaking experience.

Sunset kayaking on Lake Mapourika Franz Josef

Kayaking home as you watch the sunset is a cherished moment for our guides and guests. It’s the perfect way to conclude your day in Franz Josef Glacier, leaving you with memories that will last a lifetime.

Jetty Bay Lake Mapourika

In the heart of Westland Tai Poutini National Park you’ll find the idyllic Lake Mapourika.  Nestled between the Tasman sea and Southern Alps is sits calm and reflective, awaiting our daily visits. Meet us at our office, before we head out to the renowned Jetty Bay on Lake Mapourika, where your adventure begins. Allow the sun to guide you as we journey across the lake towards the Okarito Kiwi Sanctuary.

Explore the hidden treasures of the lake, surrounded by the ancient beauty of the Jurassic Old Growth Rainforest. As the sun dips behind the tree line, watch as the sky transforms into a canvas of orange and purple, providing a spectacular backdrop for our return journey.

Kayaks on Lake Mapourika beach Franz Josef Glacier