Franz Josef Kayak and Walk Tour

Dip your paddle in Lake Mapourika’s pristine glassy water and set foot upon the ancient soils of the protected Okarito Kiwi Sanctuary during a fabulous kayak and walk tour.

Happy family enjoying a rainforest walk


Franz Josef Kayak and Walk Tour

Tour Type:



Franz Josef to Franz Josef




Allow 4 hours

Tour Code:



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Franz Josef


Tour Inclusions

  • Knowledgable, friendly guide
  • Jackets
  • Paddling ‘pogies’ (for your hands)
  • Dry bags
  • Caps / beanies
  • Free photos
  • Hot cup of tea or coffee






1 October 2019 - 30 September 2021

$145 NZD $85 NZD Enquire

Prices are per person and in New Zealand Dollars.

Departure: Tour departs at: 9.00am & 1.00pm.

Children: Child (under 15 years).

What to bring:

  • At least 2-3 warm layers for your top half during the winter months - no jeans. You’ll need to bring clothing suitable for the day. Wear pants you’ll be comfortable to sit in for a few hours
  • Water bottle
  • Camera (if you want your own photos as well as our FREE photos)
  • Sunglasses and sunscreen
  • Snack


Glide effortlessly across Lake Mapourika's reflective water and take in the panoramic views of the surrounding tall peaks and glaciers. Once on the far side of the lake, your guide will lead you to a bush-clad beach which provides entrance into the Kiwi Sanctuary. This magical rainforest trail is designed to take you on a walk through another time. Enjoy Jurassic Rainforest, native birdsong and even a cup of tea or coffee on one of the most scenic lunch spots imaginable.

This really is an unforgettable tour.