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Kayak and Walk – Franz Josef Tours, Franz Josef

Kayak and Walk – Franz Josef Tours, Franz Josef

by | Aug 25, 2019

Things have been certainly been feeling like winter lately! This has been creating some spectacular scenery on Lake Mapourika.

Our Kayak and Walk tour is really popular, and features small group sizes and a more personalized trip.

This is a premium tour. We start off by heading down to Lake Mapourika’s Jetty Bay.

Put on our quality paddling equipment and listen to a safety briefing by your guide, before setting out onto the mirror calm waters of Lake Mapourika.

You will then paddle across to the far side of the Lake beneath the Old Growth Rainforest of the Okarito Kiwi Sanctuary. Your guide will take photo’s of you in action along the way (also INCLUDED in the trip for FREE!).

Once across you will hop out on a small private beach at the beginning of the Rainforest Trail.

Our private trail has been carefully placed to minimize impact on the surrounding forest. Be sure to wear sturdy footwear as it can be a little rugged in places! As you walk through the forest you will encounter many species of native plants and birds, often including the Fantail and South Island Robin (rarely found in other areas!).

At the end of the trail, known to us as Flax Cafe, sit back and relax while your guide knocks together a hot drink. We recommend bringing a snack along to enjoy at the point before returning to your kayaks and paddling back.

This tour is a MUST-DO when visiting Franz Josef as there is no better way to experience to magic of the West Coast!

These tours run 2 time per day. 9 am and 1 pm during the Winter season and 9 am and 2 pm over the Summer.

This is a truly unforgettable experience that you will take with you forever!

BOOK-NOW to secure your spaces today!