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.

Lake Mapourika is renowned for it's stunning mirror-like water, birdlife, fishing and amazing views.

The team of experienced local guides and skippers offer interpretation of the area's geology, geography and the unique flora and fauna of the rainforests in the Westland National Park.

Franz Josef Wilderness Tours offer many different paddling tours, cruises and fishing options.  There's a trip suitable for all ages and abilities!  Check out their website for more tour details.

Forward bookings are recommended as spaces fill up quickly!


Franz Josef Wilderness Tours offer kayak and SUP rentals during the summer months, but always recommend their legendary guided tours if you have time.

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Explore Glacier Country by Bike!

Mountain Bike Hire is available from the Rainforest Retreat at 46 Cron St.

Full day $40

Half day $60

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