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Glacier Country Lake Tours

Glacier Country Lake Tours in Franz Josef Glacier offers sightseeing Eco-Cruises, Fishing Charters and Guided Walks on the beautiful Lake Mapourika.

Lake Mapourika is a scenic gem on the West Coast, offering panoramic views of the mountains and glaciers and mirror-like water.  The Kahikatea forests that border the lake are also home to NZ's rarest kiwi bird - the Rowi.  The Hanna-k is designed so you can experience amazing bird life from any of the boat's viewing platforms.  The boat is also designed to handle all west coast weather and will keep you warm and dry in any weather conditions!


We run fishing charters all year around.  Quinnat Salmon run up the Okarito river and into the lake annually.  The salmon can be caught between October 1st to March 31st each year.

Brown Trout can be caught all year round.

Scenic Cruises & Guided Walks

We offer two lake cruises to suit all ages!  A 2 hour Scenic Lake Cruise takes you across the serene lake to the Kiwi Sanctuary for some photo's and birdwatching opportunities!

Or join us on the adventurous 2.5 hour Cruise & Rainforest Trail, where your skipper will take you on a guided walk through our custom built rainforest trail in the Okarito Kiwi Sanctuary.

Ready to hit the lake?  You can book online quickly and easily at:

0800 423 262

Booking and more information:

P: +64 3 752 0230
NZFREEPHONE: 0800 423 262

Glacier Country Kayaks & SUPs booking office



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