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Franz Josef - 3 Hour Sunset Kayak Safari

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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. WOW.

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. WOW.

Highlights

  • Enjoy the beautiful sunset in one of the world's most scenic locations
  • Incredible views of the mountains and glaciers
  • Tranquil mirror-like water - great for paddling

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.

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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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

4.7

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noelle. from Germany wrote on 17 March 2023

Had a great time!

Really great tour! The guide was very friendly and told us all about the surrounding nature. The pictures were nice aswell. But don’t expect to see the sunset (at least in summer), the tour finishes right before.

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fussyerin64 from New Zealand wrote on 29 January 2023

Ataahua lake mapourika

Beautiful evening- lucky to have great weather - awesome guides - amazing location. Great way to spend a few hours - would love to do this again

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totogirl from Australia wrote on 17 January 2023

Amazing experience in a gorgeous place

My family and I did this Sunset Kayak Cruise for my husband's birthday on 8 January 2023. From the start of the van transfer out to Lake Mapourika we knew this was going to be a fun time. Ariel introduced himself in the tradtional Maori way and asked us all about ourselves. The weather was lovely and warm and the lake was stunning. My husband and I shared a kayak with our 2 older daughters sharing another. The group was a good size and were all very friendly. Our guides Ariel and Jacob were so much fun. Lots of rowing but not too strenuous and we had plenty of down time to talk and get some history about the area and about the Kiwi sanctuary that we paddled up to. We were a little early for the sunset due to the long Summer days but it was absolutely wonderful. I would not hesitate to recommend this adventure for anyone wanting a wonderful experience whilst in the Franz Josef Glacier area. We even got sent lots of great photos to remember the experience forever.

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Alessandro Grisa from Italy wrote on 18 March 2024

Wonderful Kayak Experience

Very nice kayak tour in an amazing and calm location!!! We were not super lucky with the weather but everything else was perfect!!!!

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From Franz Josef - 3 Hour Sunset Kayak Safari

Hi Alessandro! Thanks for the review! We are glad you had a great time on the Kayak tour. Safe travels! Emma

Alicia Clarke from United Kingdom wrote on 06 March 2024

Sunset kayak

So much fun and incredible views. One of or favourite activities we've done

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From Franz Josef - 3 Hour Sunset Kayak Safari

Hi Alicia Thanks for the great review! We are glad you had a fantastic time on Lake Mapourika. Safe Travels!

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