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Glacier Kayaks - Lake Mapourika Kayaking

Formed by the retreating Franz Josef Glacier on the West Coast of New Zealand, Lake Mapourika is a tranquil oasis bounded by the Southern Alps with superb views of the glaciers and mountaintops. Bordering on Okarito state forest with its 900 year old kahikatea trees, the sanctuary is a protected habitat for the Rowi – New Zealand’s rarest kiwi. At sunset, these shy birds come out to forage. Gliding through the calm waters in a sea kayak on a Lake Mapourika kayaking tour from Franz Josef is the ideal way to explore Lake Mapourika, a photographers dream. Listen to the melodic native birds in full song, whilst exploring the forest edges. Take in the reflections of Jurassic forest, jagged mountains and glaciers. Take a walk through the Okarito Kiwi Sanctuary.

Lake Mapourika Kayak and Walk (4 hr)
Lake Mapourika Kayak and Walk (4 hr)
South Island
NZ$145.00
Lake Mapourika Kayak and Walk Glide with your kayak across Lake Mapourika’s tranquil, mirror-like water, soaking up the magnificent scenery ...
Lake Mapourika Sunset Kayak Classic (3 hr)
Lake Mapourika Sunset Kayak Classic (3 hr)
South Island
NZ$125.00
Lake Mapourika Sunset Kayak Classic The best way to end your day in Glacier Country is to take a Lake Mapourika Sunset Kayak Classic and watch the...
Okarito Kayak Classic (3 hr)
Okarito Kayak Classic (3 hr)
South Island
NZ$115.00
Marvel at the surrounding landscape of glaciers and mountains and give your muscles a gentle workout in this 3-hour Okarito Kayak Classic tour. Liste...