Water activity

Franz Josef Glacier: 2.5-Hour Lake Mapourika Cruise and Walk

Franz Josef Glacier: 2.5-Hour Lake Mapourika Cruise and Walk

From US$ 90.22 per person

Experience Lake Mapourika to the backdrop of the Southern Alps and Franz Josef Glacier. Enjoy a scenic cruise into the sheltered estuaries of the Okarito Kiwi Sanctuary before being dropped off on a guided walk through a custom-built rainforest trail.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Esperanto, Estonian


  • Take in panoramic views of the Southern Alps and Franz Josef Glacier
  • Gain exclusive access to a private rainforest trail through a kiwi sanctuary
  • Learn about the local flora and fauna
Full description
Begin your adventure at the meeting point in Franz Josef to join your small group and transfer out to Lake Mapourika with your guide. Cruise across the lake in the comfort of the boat and enjoy a stunning vista of Southern Alps and glaciers. On a clear day enjoy views as far as Mount Cook.   Sit back as you arrive into the calm estuary of the Okarito Kiwi Sanctuary. Your local knowledgeable skipper will provide you with exclusive access and will guide you through a private rainforest trail.   Follow your skipper through the Jurassic rainforest track and get local insight on the region. Spot native birds as you find your way to the scenic lookout, the perfect spot for a cup or tea or coffee made on the spot.
  • Transfers to and from the lake
  • National park fees
  • Tea and coffee
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All required protective equipment is provided
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    Traveler requirements
    • All participants who are over 12 years old must present proof of full vaccination

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    Meeting point

    We are located in the same building as the Department of Conservation 63 Cron st, Franz Josef Glacier.

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    Important information

    Know before you go

    • The tour will take place rain or shine
    • Please feel free to bring along any food or beverages
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    5 /5

    based on 3 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
    • Transportation
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    Our guide was excellent, we were a small group and everything was explained to us.

    March 2, 2020

    Very good

    October 18, 2022

    Beautiful ancient podocarp forest. Pleasant lake ride. Interesting commentary.

    October 24, 2022

    Product ID: 344861