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Franz Josef Tours – Eels Beneath the Surface

Franz Josef Tours – Eels Beneath the Surface

Lake Mapourika is home to many species of birds, fish, insects and plants. Its easy to see those that live on dry land but what about those living beneath the mirrored lake surface. The Longfin Eel, or Tuna Kuwharwharu, has been living in New Zealand for over 80...

Franz Josef Tours – Lake Mapourika: One giant mirror!

Franz Josef Tours – Lake Mapourika: One giant mirror!

Lake Mapourika is a lake like no other. Found on the West Coast only 10 km north Franz Josef Glacier. You may have seen pictures of its famously mirror like surface perfectly reflecting snow capped mountains and rainforest. You may find yourself asking, "How is it so...

Franz Josef Tours – Snow Capped Mountains

Franz Josef Tours – Snow Capped Mountains

Winter has been treating us well out here on the West Coast and the mountains are looking beautiful and snow capped.     Here in the Franz Josef Glacier township temperatures stay relatively mild over the winter. Ranging between 5°c and 15°c (41°f - 57°f), ...

Kayak and Walk – Franz Josef Tours, Franz Josef

Kayak and Walk – Franz Josef Tours, Franz Josef

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...