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Franz Josef - 4 Hour Kayak and Native Bush Walk

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Kayak in solitude and then experience a New Zealand 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 and bushwalking adventure in one of the most scenic locations in the world, sampling the sound 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 $165.00
Child $95.00 (Aged 17 & under)
Infant $59.00

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

  • Departure Location: 30 Main Road Franz Josef Glacier

Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.

Notes

  • Please Note: This trip requires a minimum of two to operate.

  • FREE Photos, tea and coffee 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

4.9

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Briana from New Zealand wrote on 15 July 2020

Fabulous experience!

We spent the afternoon with Jake. He was fantastic, so knowledgeable! We had a lovely kayak through still waters and made our way to the rainforest walk. This was so beautiful and also awesome to know that some of our fee was going toward helping the little kiwi in the parts we were walking around. Definitely recommend this experience!

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Dionne Curtis from United Kingdom wrote on 01 February 2024

Fantastic tour in Franz Josef

guide Shane was excellent. He was very clear about every aspect of safety and how to best canoe on the lake and he gave great commentary about the area and the bush walk. The scenery and view of the glacier from the lake was stunning. We thoroughly enjoyed the tour and would highly recommend.

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From Franz Josef - 4 Hour Kayak and Native Bush Walk

Hello Dionne! Thanks for the great review! We are so glad to hear you had such a fantastic trip with Shane on the Kayak and Walk Tour. Lake Mapourika is pretty stunning and the views are amazing out there! Thanks Emma

midlifegap45 from United Kingdom wrote on 01 December 2023

Great trip.

Had Dylan and Kyle take me and 5 others out on the lake and for a nature walk. The instruction was excellent and Dylan and Kyle really knew their stuff.. I’d recommend.

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From Franz Josef - 4 Hour Kayak and Native Bush Walk

Hey! Thanks for the great review! We are so glad you had an awesome experience on the Kayak and Walk tour with Dylan and Kyle. Thanks Emma

E Plows from New Zealand wrote on 17 April 2022

Autumn kayak

Kylan was a great guide. Our autumn trip was a still clear day, the herons were happy for us to cruise up to them. Kylan was enthusiastic about the trapping and kiwi conservation work he has been doing, sharing the experience with us on the bush walk. Thanks it was a magical day we both really enjoyed.

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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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