Franz Josef Kayak Classic Tour

Embark on the original kayak adventure set upon the stunning reflective waters of Lake Mapourika and the narrow inlets of the Okarito Kiwi Sanctuary!

Franz Josef Kayak Classic Tour

The original Kayak Adventure Awaits …

Join us on a unique kayak adventure! Paddle across Lake Mapourika and take in the stunning panoramic views of the Southern Alps and up to 10 different Glaciers, including the Franz Josef Neve.

On the far side of the Lake follow your guide deep into the rainforest and Kiwi Sanctuary via our infamous rainforest creek!

The early bird gets the worm – a crisp and clear time of day – snow clad peaks and mirror like waters. You’ll glide effortlessly across the surface of the glassy lake. Spread out and enjoy the peace and quiet of the lake and often enjoy views as far as Mt. Cook and Tasman. This is regarded as the calmest time of day, great for families and inexperienced paddlers.

Tour Type: Activity
From: Franz Josef to Franz Josef
Departs: Daily
Duration: Allow 3 hours
Tour Code: DWHO06

Regions Visited

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Franz Josef

Tour Inclusions

  • Knowledgable, friendly guide
  • Jackets
  • Paddling ‘pogies’ (for your hands)
  • Dry bags
  • Caps / beanies
  • Free photos


Season Adult Child  
1 October 2020 - 30 September 2021 $130 NZD $80 NZD Enquire / Book
Departure: Tours depart through the day. Please contact us for details. 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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