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 $95.00 (Under 15 years)

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 November 24 to November 30

Change Dates

All prices are shown in NZD ($)

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Sat 28 Nov
Sun 29 Nov
Mon 30 Nov

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$124.00
  • Child $76.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$155.00
  • Child $95.00

4spaces priced from:

  • Adult$85.50
  • Child $76.00

4spaces priced from:

  • Adult$155.00
  • Child $95.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$95.00
  • Child $76.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$95.00
  • Child $76.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$155.00
  • Child $95.00

5spaces priced from:

  • Adult$155.00
  • Child $95.00

3spaces priced from:

  • Adult$95.00
  • Child $76.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$155.00
  • Child $95.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$95.00
  • Child $76.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$155.00
  • Child $95.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$155.00
  • Child $95.00

4spaces priced from:

  • Adult$84.50
  • Child $76.00

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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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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Carina Holfert from New Zealand wrote on 13 November 2020

Amazing!

This tour was awesome! We really enjoyed the kayak, the bush Walk and all the interesting stories from our really good tourguide! We learnt so many things about the New Zealand nature and could ask any question! We would totally recommend this tour and it is definitely worth it!

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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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Amos from Singapore wrote on 02 October 2018

Wonderful Experience

A wonderful trip, and very went guided tour by Donk & Jo. Even though it was drizzling that day, it was still such a nice experience. And we saw a White Heron, which is suppose to mean good luck!

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Harry Pendleton from United Kingdom wrote on 02 September 2018

Fantastic Kayak Experience

A morning very well spent. Beautiful location and scenery, Will was an excellent guide, strong on safety, good knowledge and information on nature walk and a top bloke to boot. The trip can be whatever you want it to be, for us it was relaxed, informative and we also got loads of free photos that were of an extremely high quality to take way as mementos. A sure fire hit if you plan to book.

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