Franz Josef - 3 Hour Kayak Classic

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 $130.00
Child $75.00 (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

  • 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

  • FREE Photos provided with each tour!

Available Bookings from December 08 to December 14

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All prices are shown in NZD ($)

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  • Adult$91.00
  • Child$75.00

  • Adult$91.00
  • Child$75.00

  • Adult$91.00
  • Child$75.00

  • Adult$75.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$75.00

  • Adult$91.00
  • Child$75.00

  • Adult$91.00
  • Child$75.00

  • Adult$91.00
  • Child$75.00

  • Adult$91.00
  • Child$75.00

  • Adult$91.00
  • Child$75.00

  • Adult$91.00
  • Child$75.00

  • Adult$91.00
  • Child$75.00

  • Adult$91.00
  • Child$75.00

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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Yvonne from Australia wrote on 23 January 2020

Great afternoon of paddling

This was a great trip. The guides were helpful and informative. Although not physically too demanding, at times it is hard gping paddling into the wind. I would not recommend it for kids too young if the day is windy. The location is beautiful.

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Lutz Weber from New Zealand wrote on 16 January 2021

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Pretty good?Thank you. Thank you for the photos.

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jiayunk from Singapore wrote on 07 January 2020

Great kayak experience

I did kayaking before back in singapore but it's my first time doing kayaking on freshwater lake with such amazing scenery and of cuz on pretty choppy waves due to the wind. It was not as easy as I initially thought it would be but I'm glad that I shared a kayak with the guide. Although initially I hoped that I would get a single kayak on my own so that I can get nice photos of me kayaking alone but I still got nice back view photos from my guide. We spotted mandarin ducks and were super lucky to witness a 800yo+ tree falling just right next to us. Overall, I do recommend to sign up with a friend if you love kayaking! Good discounted price with bookme! Thank you! Free waterproof bags are provided as well.

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ashleew from New Zealand wrote on 25 November 2021

Awesome Trip!! Absolute Must Do!!

This experience was absolutely amazing!! We loved every second of it. Such a cool opportunity to get up close and personal with nature and heaps of opportunities for fantastic photos. We went out with Kylan and had such an incredible time, he was so friendly, fun and personable and really added the cherry on top to the whole experience. We could have easily spent the whole day out on the water exploring. Recommend this trip 100%! An absolute must that we will be doing again soon!!

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