Join the crew for a unique freshwater adventure just minutes from Franz Josef Glacier!  Paddle, Cruise or Fish on Lake Mapourika.   Enjoy panoramic views of the Southern Alps and Glaciers, rainforest-clad streams of the Okarito Kiwi Sanctuary and excellent trout or salmon fishing.

Paddle, cruise or fish with us on the beautiful Lake Mapourika.

Franz Josef Wilderness Tours offer guided kayak, SUP and boat tours of the stunning Franz Josef area. Our knowledgeable guides will show you the glacier from new perspectives on an engaging tour experience you won’t forget. We’ll snap pics of you along the way so you can focus on enjoying the scenery. We also offer rentals if you’d prefer to strike out on your own.

Fan of fishing? Lake Mapourika’s calm reflective waters are home to Trout and Salmon — join us on a charter!
As previous guests have raved: It truly is one of the best experiences in Franz Josef!”
Let’s explore our slice of paradise together.

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We also have a selection of Mountain Bikes available for hire:

Available at the Rainforest Retreat at 46 Cron St.

2 Hours $20 / Half day $40 / Full day $60

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Address: 63 Cron Street, Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand Get Directions