Kayak rentals and stand-up paddleboard hire is available on Lake Mapourika. Explore at your own pace…
Kayak Rentals &
Whether it’s kayak rental or stand-up paddleboard hire, our rentals are designed so you can explore Lake Mapourika at your own pace. It’s all about getting active within some of the West Coast’s most pristine waters and natural scenery, with rental options to suit everyone.
SELF-GUIDED SEA KAYAK HIRE
Hire a kayak and explore the lake at your own pace! One of our most popular rental options for explorers of all ages, there’s nothing more relaxing than exploring the waterways of the glistening Lake Mapourika. Glide across the calm water with Glacier & mountain backdrops, and then navigate into the narrow creeks of the Okarito Kiwi Sanctuary. Just you, your kayak, your paddles, and a mate. Bliss!
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Wondering what you can do with a half day or full-day kayak rental? Read more here!
DOUBLE SEA KAYAK RENTAL PRICES
2 Hour NZ $65 Adult / $40 Child (17 & under)
Half Day NZ $75 Adult / $50 Child
Full Day NZ $85 Adult / $65 Child
STAND-UP PADDLEBOARD HIRE
Hire a stable inflatable Stand-up Paddleboard (SUP) to enjoy the lake’s sheltered shorelines at your own pace. Find your balance and steer through the best spots on the lake, with panoramic views of the Franz Josef Glacier region setting the scene.
During the summer months, Lake Mapourika warms up to over 20 degrees Celsius – so be sure to pack your swim suits and make a day of splashing on the water and relaxing on the swim beach with your mates. If you’d like read more about our our rental options on Lake Mapourika check out this blog.
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If you’ve never used a SUP before, we recommend our GUIDED TRIPS (link to guided paddle tours).
Minimum numbers may apply to run SUP hire.
1 Hour NZ $35
2 Hours NZ $55
If you’re after a different length of time please get in touch!
WHAT TO BRING:
A spare warm layer
No jeans please
Comfortable clothing you don’t mind getting a bit wet
Hat / sunglasses
Sandals or sneakers (no hiking boots please)
You must have your own transport to and from Lake Mapourika
Lake map & safety briefing
WATCH OUR TOURS
Absolutely brillliant! Great fun, well looked after, everyone from the office to the guide was lovely and helpful. We had a hoot!
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
FLEXIBLE & FREE CANCELLATIONS
We want you to be confident when booking with us, with no deposits or charges for cancellations. We do ask that 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 so please let us know if you need to change, or cancel your booking! We're here to help, so feel free to drop us an email if you have any questions.
> Please note: Private/Group bookings or charters incur a 48 hour cancellation policy. This is specifically advised at the time of booking. Tours require minimum numbers to operate.
We reserve the right to cancel tours if minimum numbers are not met or in the event of unsafe conditions.