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Franz Josef - 3 Hour Sunset Kayak Safari

One of the most stunning sights is watching the western sun set over New Zealand's famous snow encrusted high peaks, - from the serenity of your stable kayak.

This is about as far from city life as one can get on this planet!.

Embark on our original Kayak Classic adventure a bit later in the day to enjoy Lake Mapourika's unbeatable sunset.

3 hours of gentle exercise and an unbeatable panoramic view of the Southern Alps and glaciers. A premium tour only available during the summer months. This is the best way to end your day in Glacier Country!

Please note that on rare occasions not withstanding all reasonable efforts by the operator, this trip may be shifted in time due to weather and or on rare occasions may be cancelled. In this event a 100% full refund will be offered.

Please also note that the sunset departure times range between 4.30pm and 5.30pm. Please call or email us the night before to check the current Sunset Classic departure times. We change these times to catch the sunsets as daylight hours change.

Price:$125 Adult $65 Child

Available Bookings from April 30 to May 06

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5:00 p.m.
5:01 p.m.
Sun 30 Apr
Mon 1 May
Tue 2 May
Wed 3 May
Thu 4 May
Fri 5 May
Sat 6 May


Adult $125.00

Child $65.00

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme


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Hayley Mason from United Kingdom wrote on 04 December 2015

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Fabulous- staff brilliant!

Wonderful! Gethy and Jonny were so lovely. They taught us so much about the lake and its surroundings; it was really interesting. They took photos and promptly sent them to us the next morning for free; very refreshing seeing as so many people charge you for the pictures they take. It was a brilliant and memorable experience; thank you!

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Gregory Ernst from United States wrote on 17 February 2015

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Wow! Awesome trip.

Definitely make time for this if you're going to spend time in Franz Josef. The scenery around the lake is incredible. Hopefully you get a nice sunset, but even if you done, the experience will be unforgettable. They'll take a group out with a couple guides. Our group had about 12 people, and there were two guides. They did a great job telling us about the local habitat, and giving a crash course in how to kayak. Would definitely recommend this to a friend.

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Charlie Scordecchia-Wilson from United Kingdom wrote on 27 March 2017

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myself and a friend did the sunset kayak tour the other night and were lucky enough to have been the only ones who booked! A really great value experience, the tour guide zac was full of knowledge about the wildlife and scenery was beautiful! Would definitely go back.

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Kathleen Young from Australia wrote on 11 January 2015

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Weather needs to cooperate

Sunset kayak tour starts at 530 and goes on till 8pm, which would have been perfect for sunset "magic hour", if there had been a sun. Cloudy afternoon and evening and quite windy. The lake was nice but certainly not stunning at this time. No perfect reflections and no sunset views. The most interesting part was going into a side stream/creek. Bad luck. I'm sure on a good day, it would have been fabulous. Guides were nice and entertaining but would not call them particularly knowledgeable.

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Kolja from Germany wrote on 03 March 2016

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Wirklich gut!

Ich habe schon mehrere Kajak-Trips in Neuseeland gemacht. Dieser war aber ein wenig anders, da zum Sonnenuntergang auf den See ging. Die Guides waren super nett, haben schöne Fotos gemacht und die Umgebung mit den Bergen ist einfach atemberaubend

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