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Franz Josef Classic Kayak Adventure with Walk Combo Upgrade

Franz Josef, New Zealand

Glide effortlessly across the water taking in the panoramic views of the Southern Alps & glaciers on this relaxing & fun kayak tour, with optional upgrade to include a walk along a private rainforest trail in the Rowi conservation area.

Duration3-4 hrs
Start & End Time
Start & End TimeVaries
Pick-Up & Drop-Off
Pick-Up & Drop-OffIncluded
Fitness Level
Fitness LevelLow
MealsNot included

Franz Josef Classic Kayak Adventure with Walk Combo Upgrade Highlights

  • Get up to $15 cash back per person when you book with us
  • 3 hr kayak tour upon the reflective waters of Lake Mapourika, with access to the Okarito Kiwi Sanctuary
  • Use of all equipment including dry bags, wet weather gear, sunscreen & insect repellant for a safe & comfortable journey
  • Friendly & knowledgeable guide who'll provide fascinating insights into this beautiful region
  • Convenient return transfers from Franz Josef, if required
  • Optional upgrade to include a guided walk along the private rainforest trail within the Rowi Conservation area

Where we Visit:

  • Lake Mapourika
  • Okarito Kiwi Sanctuary

What to Expect

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Frequently Asked Questions

What if it’s raining?

Like true west coasters – we get out there rain or shine! Rain is the main ingredient in our beautiful temperate rainforest. Lake Mapourika often remains dry while it is raining in town due to being a greater distance from the Southern Alps. We provide full wet weather gear (jackets and pants) to keep you warm and dry.

Bring a snack, a water bottle, camera (if you want your own photos as well as our FREE photos), sunglasses and sunscreen. We recommend no denim, just comfortable pants and footwear.


If they fit our life jackets, they can come along! The youngest explorer we’ve had to date was 1 year old. We always recommend the morning trip times when booking with young children as this is the calmest time of day for paddling. Infants (under 3 years) must join one of our Kayak Discovery Tours.

Yes, this is fine and very common. We will fit you with a PFD suitable for your size. Our guides are trained and qualified in all aspects of paddling instruction and your safety on the water. Our company is Safety Audited through Outdoorsmark NZ. It’s extremely unlikely that you might end up in the water.

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Tour Operator

Franz Josef Wilderness Tours
Glacier Hot Pools Building 63 Cron Street, Franz Josef / Waiau 7886, New Zealand