Glacier Country Kayaks

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Join us on a unique kayak adventure and kiwi sanctuary tour just minutes from Franz Josef Glacier! Sandwiched between the mountains and the sea, Lake Mapourika was created by the retreating Franz Josef Glacier some 14,000 years ago.




8am to 7:30pm daily

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In the morning we experience mirror like conditions. You'll glide effortlessly across the lakes' glassy surface taking in panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and glaciers.

The afternoons can be a bit more adventurous as a gentle sea breeze ruffles the lakes surface! You'll enjoy dramatic cloud formations sweeping over the tallest peaks of New Zealand.

Sunset tours are available each evening during summer. All of our tours explore the Okarito Kiwi Sanctuary, home to the rarest kiwi on the planet. Navigate your kayaks into a rainforest estuary silently sliding pas some 900-year old Kahikatea trees all to the sound of native birdsong.

A kayaking experience you'll never forget!

We provide FREE digital photos for each tour.

Bike hire

Mountain Bikes are available for hire at our booking office (64 Cron Street).

The mountain bikes are available during our office hours for half day or full day rental.

  • Half-day hire: $40 per person.
  • Full-day hire: $60 per person.

Helmets and locks included in the price.


64 Cron St, Franz Josef Glacier 7886, West Coast, New Zealand

Located across the road from the Glacier Base, look for the big yellow kayak!

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