Franz Josef - 4 Hour Kayak and Native Bush Walk

Kayak in solitude and then experience a New Zealand Native bush walk.

Highlights

  • One of the most scenic locations in the world
  • Unbeatable views of the mountains and glaciers reflected in the lake
  • Walk through a prehistoric rainforest abundant with bird life and home to the rarest kiwi on the planet!

Embark on a 4 hour kayak & bushwalking adventure in one of the most scenic locations in the world.


Sample the sounds of nature.

Get out and stretch your legs in the Okarito Kiwi Sanctuary!

Paddle across the lake, taking in our amazing views of the Southern Alps and glaciers before hopping out in Westland's oldest untouched rain-forest on the far side!

The rainforest trail is reminiscent of the Jurassic period and has been sitting in the same state for 14,000 years - it's also home to the RAREST kiwi bird on the planet!.

Listen to native birdsong and enjoy one of the most scenic lunch spots the Westland National park has to offer.


Adult $155.00
Child $85.00 (Aged 17 & under)

What's included

  • 4 hour guided kayak and walking tour
  • Free photos of your experience
  • Tea and coffee provided
  • We provide jackets, paddling ‘pogies’ (for your hands), dry bags and caps/beanies.

Duration

  • Allow approximately 4 hours for the whole experience

Location

  • Lake Mapourika Recreational Area (The Lake Mapourika Jetty - not to be confused with DOC Campsite at MacDonalds creek)

Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.

Notes

  • The trip requires a minimum of two to operate..

  • FREE Photos, tea and coffee provided with each tour!

Available Bookings from June 22 to June 28

Change Dates

All prices are shown in NZD ($)

Tue 22 Jun
Wed 23 Jun
Thu 24 Jun
Fri 25 Jun
Sat 26 Jun
Sun 27 Jun
Mon 28 Jun

  • Adult$109.00
  • Child $85.00

  • Adult$109.00
  • Child $85.00

  • Adult$155.00
  • Child $85.00

  • Adult$155.00
  • Child $85.00

  • Adult$155.00
  • Child $85.00

  • Adult$155.00
  • Child $85.00

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  • Adult$155.00
  • Child $85.00

  • Adult$109.00
  • Child $85.00

  • Adult$155.00
  • Child $85.00

  • Adult$109.00
  • Child $85.00

  • Adult$155.00
  • Child $85.00

  • Adult$155.00
  • Child $85.00

  • Adult$155.00
  • Child $85.00

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

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

4.9

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Pauline from New Zealand wrote on 25 March 2021

Fantastic trip

It was a fantastic trip. Guide, was amazing, she was very helpful getting us sorted with our kayaks and life jackets at start of trip. She was very friendly and knowledgeable of the area. Scenery was gorgeous and the guide pointed out all things of interest. The walk part of the trip was just stunning, through the bush. Thank you for an amazing trip. Would highly recommend it to everyone.

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paiget1 from New Zealand wrote on 24 March 2021

Amazing!!

We did this as part of our honeymoon get away and it was by far one of the best days of the trip! We had becca as our guide and she was amazing! Knew lots of facts and information, really great 😊

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Pip McConville from New Zealand wrote on 14 March 2021

Awesome!

Loved this kayak trip! It was so peaceful out on the lake, nice easy paddling. Our guide was very informative and friendly and she took great photos. Would definitely recommend.

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Devi Oorjitham from New Zealand wrote on 27 February 2021

Great guide and great views

Very cool little adventure! Amazing views, very knowledgeable guide who even carried in a hot drink out for us! Would definitely recommend this trip!

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Marco Casamassima from New Zealand wrote on 14 November 2020

Excellent!

The team were so friendly and made the whole experience something really special. We thoroughly enjoyed i!

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