Franz Josef Wilderness Tours

Paddle, Cruise & Fish – Lake Mapourika



NZ$130 Adult $80 Child (Under 15 years) Duration: Allow 3 hours

The Original Franz Josef Kayak Adventure Awaits …Glide effortlessly across the water taking in the panoramic views of the Southern Alps, glaciers, and untouched Jurassic rainforest reflected on the glassy waters of Lake Mapourika. Paddle into the heart of the Okarito Kiwi Sanctuary, exploring the protected area with your knowledgeable guide.


NZ$155 Adult $95 Child (Under 15 years) Duration: Allow 4 hours

Dip your paddle in Lake Mapourika’s pristine glassy water and set foot upon the ancient soils of the protected Okarito Kiwi Sanctuary. The Kayak & Walk is our premium trip. This is your chance to get up close and personal with South Westland’s oldest untouched Jurassic age rainforest. Hot drinks provided.


NZ$115 Adult $65 Child (Under 15 years) Duration: Allow 2 hours

Join us on a spectacular landscape and wildlife eco-cruise with the Southern Alps, Glaciers and lush rainforest as a your scenic back drop. Relax in comfort as you take in the views on our small personalized ours. Journey into a kiwi conservation area, enjoy old growth rainforest and spot New Zealand’s native birdlife.


NZ$145 Adult $65 Child (Under 15 years) Duration: Allow 2.5 hours

Journey across the lake and enjoy exclusive access to our private rainforest trail through the Kiwi Sanctuary. Step off the boat and into a journey through another world! Experience Westland’s oldest Jurassic-like rainforest and meet curious native birdlife. This trip our premium cruise, suitable for all ages.


NZ$135 Adult $85 Child (Under 15 years) Duration: Allow 3 hours

Embark on our original Kayak Classic tour in the soft evening light. 3 hours of gentle paddling with an unbeatable backdrop of the Southern Alps, returning to the beach in time to watch the sun set below the hills. A premium tour only available during the summer months.


NZ$89 Adult $79 Child (Under 15 years) Duration: Allow 2 hours

Join us for a SUP (Stand Up Paddle) on one of New Zealand’s most calm and scenic venues! Navigate the sheltered bays, and rainforest fringed beaches with our experienced paddleboard guides. No experience require, full tuition provided. Lots of laughs guaranteed.!


NZ$145 Adult $95 Child (Under 15 years) Duration: Allow 3 hours

The ultimate Stand Up Paddleboard adventure awaits you! Enjoy a luxury boat ride across Lake Mapourika into the remote Kiwi Sanctuary. Hop off the boat and onto your paddleboard to explore the secluded estries and enjoy the scenic vistas of the Southern Alps and Glaciers! SUP amongst native birds and giant kahikatea trees before your boat ride back across the lake. Hot drinks available on board.


Group rates may be available for groups over 6+ people on enquiry. Please feel free to bring your own food and drink on board and/or look into our BBQ trip option below. Fishing licences must be purchased separately through Fish & Game. Yes – there is a toilet on board!


NZ$130-$160 Adult $75-$95 Child (Under 15 years) Duration: 2 or 3 hour options

Join us on a fishing charter that you’ll never forget!  The Hannah-k can seat a large group comfortably inside the cabin area, and can have four fisherman out on the back deck.
The Skipper will provide onboard commentary and fishing expertise throughout the trip.  The boat has BYO license and also provide hot and cold refreshments on the way.  The scenery and commentary will keep even the non-fishers engaged and having fun!

Their is an optional BBQ facility on the boat as well, at a small extra cost.


NZ$179 Adult $89 Child (Under 15 years) Duration: 3 hour options

What’s better than a good old-fashioned kiwi BBQ?  Spend 3 hours on the water with us and your
mates! Relax with and unwind as you watch the fishing lines, with a cold drink
and a BBQ.  I can’t think of a better was
to spend your day in Glacier Country.

BBQ facility:

We provide the BBQ, gas and cookware.  We will also provide plates, cups, utensils,
cooking oil, napkins, foil and trays. You will simply need to supply your own food and drink.

If you catch a legal fish on the trip, we will help you prepare the fish for the BBQ as well.

These trips are private, so early bookings are definitely recommended.


Sea Kayaks, Stand Up Paddle Boards, Mountain Bike Hire.

Need a set of wheels to get around town? Franz Josef Bike Hire has you covered! We offer from 2 hour hire to half day and full day rentals so you can visit all the spots in and around Franz Josef. Getting to Lake Mapourika and the Glacier Valley has never been so easy! Come by our office located at 64 Cron Street and ride away today to explore Glacier Country.

Hire a sea kayak or a stand up paddle board to explore the lake at your own pace! This option is available during the summer time and is weather dependant. Rentals depart from Lake Mapourika Recreational Area (jetty).

Bookings are essential during Summer Season Nov- March 

Contact the team at Greymouth i-SITE


Phone: 0800 GREYMOUTH

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