Guided tour

Franz Josef Glacier: 2.5-Hour Lake Mapourika Cruise and Walk

Franz Josef Glacier: 2.5-Hour Lake Mapourika Cruise and Walk

From US$ 85.28 per person

Experience Lake Mapourika to the backdrop of the Southern Alps and Franz Josef Glacier. Enjoy a scenic cruise into the sheltered estuaries of the Okarito Kiwi Sanctuary before being dropped off on a guided walk through a custom-built rainforest trail.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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English, Esperanto, Estonian


  • Take in panoramic views of the Southern Alps and Franz Josef Glacier
  • Gain exclusive access to a private rainforest trail through a kiwi sanctuary
  • Learn about the local flora and fauna
Full description
Begin your adventure at the meeting point in Franz Josef to join your small group and transfer out to Lake Mapourika with your guide. Cruise across the lake in the comfort of the boat and enjoy a stunning vista of Southern Alps and glaciers. On a clear day enjoy views as far as Mount Cook.   Sit back as you arrive into the calm estuary of the Okarito Kiwi Sanctuary. Your local knowledgeable skipper will provide you with exclusive access and will guide you through a private rainforest trail.   Follow your skipper through the Jurassic rainforest track and get local insight on the region. Spot native birds as you find your way to the scenic lookout, the perfect spot for a cup or tea or coffee made on the spot.
  • Transfers to and from the lake
  • National park fees
  • Tea and coffee
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All required protective equipment is provided
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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    Meeting point

    The meeting point is located directly opposite the Franz Josef Glacier Guides and Glacier Hot Pools. Check-in 15 minutes prior to trip departure.

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    Important information

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    • The tour will take place rain or shine
    • Please feel free to bring along any food or beverages
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    5 /5

    based on 1 reviews

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    Our guide was excellent, we were a small group and everything was explained to us.

    March 2, 2020

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    Product ID: 344861