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.

Franz Josef Kayak and Walk Tour

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.

Tour Type: Activity
From: Franz Josef to Franz Josef
Departs: Daily
Duration: Allow 4 hours
Tour Code: DWHO04

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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


Season Adult Child  
1 October 2020 - 30 September 2021 $155 NZD $95 NZD Enquire / Book
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
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