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Franz Josef - 3 Hour Kayak Classic

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Franz Josef Wilderness Tours is one of the most scenic kayak locations on planet earth

Franz Josef Wilderness Tours is one of the most scenic kayak locations on planet earth

Highlights

  • One of the most scenic kayaking tours in the world!
  • Unbeatable views of the surrounding mountains and glaciers
  • Tranquil mirror-like waters - great for paddling

Franz Josef Wilderness Tours is one of the most scenic kayak locations on planet earth!.

Enjoy a 3 hour kayaking tour in Franz Josef Glacier.

Join us on a unique kayak adventure and kiwi sanctuary tour, just minutes from Franz Josef Glacier!

Glide effortlessly across the lakes mirror-like water, enjoying panoramic views of the surrounding high mountains and glaciers. Our stunning lake was created by the mighty Franz Josef Glacier as it retreated some 14,000 years ago.

Now it sits calm and reflective, sandwiched between the mountains and the sea. At the back of the lake, we navigate our kayaks deep into the heart of the Okarito Kiwi Sanctuary.

Paddle silently past some 900-year-old kahikatea trees, all to the sound of native birdsong.

Franz Josef Wilderness Tours is locally owned and operated, so like true west coasters, we'll get out there rain or shine!

Adult $145.00
Child $90.00 (Aged 17 & under)

What's included

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

Duration

  • Allow approximately 3 hours for the whole experience

Location

  • Departure Location: 30 Main Road Franz Josef Glacier

Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.

Notes

  • FREE Photos provided with each tour!

Available Bookings from 14 Apr to 27 Apr 2024

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  • Adult$102.00 Less than 6 at this price!
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  • Adult$145.00
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  • Adult$122.00
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  • Adult$102.00
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  • Adult$85.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$90.00

  • Adult$145.00
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  • Child$90.00

  • Adult$145.00
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  • Adult$102.00
  • Child$90.00

  • Adult$145.00
  • Child$90.00

  • Adult$85.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$90.00

  • Adult$99.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$90.00

  • Adult$145.00
  • Child$90.00

  • Adult$99.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$90.00

  • Adult$145.00
  • Child$90.00

  • Adult$102.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$90.00

  • Adult$145.00
  • Child$90.00

  • Adult$102.00
  • Child$90.00

  • Adult$99.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$90.00

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

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becp1 from New Zealand wrote on 20 August 2021

Amazing Experience

Brilliant guide and amazing experience. Totally recommend this to anyone wanting to enjoy nature from a lake perspective Location is breath taking, both on the lake and down the little side creek. Will be looking at doing other adventures with these guys next time I'm back in Franz

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Gareth Jones from United Kingdom wrote on 29 January 2023

Great trip

We booked the classic kayak tour but unfortunately, this was fully booked for the time and date of it. However, the company upgraded us to the kayak tour with the okarito kiwi sanctuary and it was brilliant. The tour guide Jacob was so friendly and knowledgeable. Great tour!

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pennyl2 from Singapore wrote on 14 January 2023

Fantastic experience

The whole family enjoyed the 3 hour classic kayaking experience. The scenary was beautiful and it was the first time we kayak in a black water lake. Cool! Our guide was friendly and took many beautiful photos for us. Thank you! Highly recommended tour.

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Jessica from New Zealand wrote on 26 May 2022

Amazing experience

Couldn't say anything bad, fantastic experience, instructor was outstanding, beautiful scenery and reasonably easy for 2 pretty unfit people! Love to do it again sometime.

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Nathan Furphy from Australia wrote on 05 February 2024

Terrific

Terrific staff, great knowledge, brilliant weather. Very lucky.

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From Franz Josef - 3 Hour Kayak Classic

Hi Nathan! Thanks for the review, we are glad you had a great experience! Thanks Emma

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