Glacier Country Kayaks

    Another awesome way to explore the West coast and the stunning Franz Josef is by Kayak. Here you can embark on the original kayak adventure set upon the stunning reflective waters of Lake Mapourika and the narrow inlets of the Okarito Kiwi Sanctuary.


    Why we love Glacier Country Kayaks

    If you want to enjoy unbeatable panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and glaciers then by Kayak is the way to go. You’ll also get up close and personal with some of Westland’s oldest untouched rainforest as you paddle your way through the protected habitat of the elusive kiwi which is pretty special!


    About the activity

    On this unique adventure you begin by paddling across Lake Mapourika and take in the stunning panoramic views of the Southern Alps and up to 10 different Glaciers, including the Franz Josef Neve.  On the far side of the Lake follow your guide deep into the rainforest and Kiwi Sanctuary via our infamous rainforest creek!  If you choose to get up early enough then the early bird tour is for you. The crisp and clear time of day portrays snow clad peaks and mirror like waters. You’ll glide effortlessly across the surface of the glassy lake. Spread out and enjoy the peace and quiet of the lake and often enjoy views as far as Mt. Cook and Tasman. This trip includes all your kayaking gear, transport, brilliant guides and free photos to take home with you


    Relax and Chill
    Heart Pounding