Things to do
On the Water
Glacier Country has abundant waterways, from turquoise blue glacial rivers to mirror-like lakes, stunning waterfalls, crystal clear streams and wild ocean beaches.
Explore the pristine waterways by boat, kayak, raft or stand up paddleboard and gain invaluable local knowledge from those most at home on the water.
Eco Rafting, Specialist White Water Rafting Tours in New Zealand South Island, Multi Day Adventures, Heli Rafting on the best rivers in New Zealand.
Okarito Kayaks is a small family owned kayak business offering freedom rental and guided kayaking trips on the Okarito Lagoon.
A short scenic drive* from Franz Josef, a tour of the Okarito lagoon and rainforest waterways transports visitors to a place untouched by the passage of time.
White Heron Sanctuary Tours is the original and only tour to visit New Zealand’s only White Heron nesting site. For over 28 years the Arnold family have been delighting visitors by sharing this world class attraction with them.
Glacier Country Lake Tours in Franz Josef Glacier offers sightseeing Eco-Cruises, Fishing Charters and Guided Walks on the beautiful Lake Mapourika.
Join the crew for a kayak or SUP adventure just minutes from Franz Josef Glacier! Enjoy open water panoramic views before navigating through the rainforest-clad streams of the Okarito Kiwi Sanctuary.