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4-hour Lake Mapourika Kayak and Hike adventure, with Okarito Kiwi Sanctuary

Highlights
  • 4-hour Lake Mapourika Kayak and Hike adventure
  • Paddle around Lake Mapourika on a kayak and enjoy views of the Franz Josef Glacier
  • Spot rare Kiwi and Rowi birds on a guided trek through the Okarito Kiwi Sanctuary
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4-hour Lake Mapourika Kayak and Hike adventure, with Okarito Kiwi Sanctuary
From USD 97.57
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8:45 am Kayak and Walk TourMost Popular
The early bird gets the worm - a crisp clear time of day with amazing mirror reflections and views!
USD 97.57
1:45 pm Kayak and Walk Tour
Join us on our afternoon Kayak & Walk tour over the summer months. Great time of day for a swim in the Lake, or listen to the native NZ birds!
USD 97.57
12:45 pm Kayak and Walk Tour
Enjoy our afternoon Kayak & Walk over the winter period. Sunsets can be enjoyed on our shortest days!
USD 97.57
Overview
Discover the natural wonders of Lake Mapourika on this 4-hour kayaking adventure. Paddle around the lake against a backdrop of the Franz Josef Glacier, head ashore for a hike around the Okarito Kiwi Sanctuary, and learn more about New Zealand’s famous Kiwi birds.
What to Expect

Lake Mapourika is a kettle lake, that was formed about 14 000 years ago by the mighty Franz Josef Glacier. Follow your guide to the secluded shoreline of the Okarito Kiwi Sanctuary, where you'll embark on an journey through a private rainforest trail. This trail is designed to take you on a journey through another time! You'll enjoy Jurassic rainforest, curious native birds and learn all about the rarest Kiwi birds on the planet - the Rowi.

Tea and coffee is provided from a scenic lookout on the guided walk. FREE high quality digital photos taken by your guide on the tour are included.

  • Paddle across Lake Mapourika taking in the scenic views of the surrounding mountains and glaciers 
  • Once on the far shore of the Lake you will get out of your kayak for a guided rainforest walk through the Okarito Kiwi Sanctaury (approx 1 hour) 
  • Enjoy a cup of tea and coffee on the trail, while your guide provide informative commentary at one of the most scenic spots on Lake Mapourika
  • Your guide will find you some of New Zealand's native birdlife, teach you about the local flora and fauna as well as the Kiwi Conservation in the sanctuary
  • Your guide will take high quality photos of your tour, which you receive in an email after the tour. 
Reviews (10)
1 - 5 of 10 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Nice

Kayak around the lake, great guides, informative tour. A bit cold but at least we didn’t get rained at. Good exercise!More

Thank Carol S
GlacierLakeTours, Manager at Glacier Country Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Carol, Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review, we are glad you enjoyed your tour with us! Next time let us know you're chilly and we will give you an extra fleece or jacket :) Enjoy the rest of your travels....More

Reviewed 28 May 2018
Two Americans, A Dutch, and a Kiwi walk into a bar...

Sounds like a start of a bad joke, but it was the start of a beautiful adventure. We started at the office in town, 15 minutes before the tour was meant to begin, signed in on a tablet and waited in the warm office area...More

Thank Misty-Ann M
GlacierLakeTours, Front Office Manager at Glacier Country Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2018

Hi Misty-Ann, Thank you so much for your amazing review! We are so glad you enjoyed your morning on the lake - winter is definitely a fantastic time to explore Glacier Country. We think Will is great as well and will pass on your wonderful...More

Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile
4 Hour Lake Mapourika Kayak and Hike

This was a great adventure for my two boys. We spent about an hour paddling across the lake and then went ashore for a walk through the rainforest led by our guide Laura. This was a very enjoyable walk and Laura stopped frequently to explain...More

Thank chrisjcherry
GlacierLakeTours, Front Office Manager at Glacier Country Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2018

Hi Chris, Thanks for your review! I really enjoyed the afternoon on the lake with you and your sons as well. We were indeed lucky with the weather and I'm stoked that the boys had a turn in the 'drivers seat'! Hope you had a...More

Reviewed 27 March 2018
Amazing tour!!!

This was great! Lots of time on the water and the guide knew so much about the area and was absolutely passionate about New Zealand!

Thank HarryPreston
GlacierLakeTours, Front Office Manager at Glacier Country Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2018

Hi Harry, Cheers for your review, we're proud of our knowledgeable and passionate guides. Enjoy the rest of your time in NZ, Laura

Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile
Great Tour!

Ended up being just the 2 of us for a morning kayak and hike trip. The weather was perfect and our guide was very knowledgeable. She talked to us about the mountains, the lake, the trees... the tour went by in a flash because we...More

Thank Sarah G
GlacierLakeTours, Front Office Manager at Glacier Country Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 18 March 2018

Hi Sarah, Thank you for the awesome review, we are lucky to have such passionate guides on our team and great to hear that Laura shared her local knowledge with you! Enjoy the rest of your travels. Maddie

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