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4-hour Lake Mapourika Kayak and Hike adventure, with Okarito Kiwi Sanctuary provided by Franz Josef Wilderness Tours

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

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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Updated 03/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 03/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Important Information
Departure Point
Lake Mapourika Recreational Area, Waiho 7886, New Zealand
Duration
4h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • National Park fees
  • Beverages (tea/coffee)
  • Local guide
  • Equipment
  • Complimentary photos
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Coffee and/or Tea
Exclusions
  • Meals (please pack your own small snack or lunch)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum child age is 4 years
  • Wear loose comfortable clothing, jeans are not recommended. We do our best to keep you dry.
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Neil F wrote a review Apr 2021
Auckland, New Zealand1 contribution
This was a great excursion from start to finish. Kilian, our guide, was happy to provide helpful information by phone in the days leading up to the trip and on the actual day, everything ran very smoothly. He took us to some great secluded spots and gave plenty of interesting
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Date of experience: April 2021
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Response from GlacierLakeTours, Owner at 4-hour Lake Mapourika Kayak and Hike adventure, with Okarito Kiwi Sanctuary
Responded 1 week ago
Hi Neil Thanks so much for your review! I'll pass on your great feedback to Kylan and I hope you enjoy the rest of your trip! Kind regards Bronwyn
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feist88 wrote a review Apr 2021
Auckland Central, New Zealand9 contributions3 helpful votes
we had a great time in the water and our guide , Debbie was very professional and knowledgeable . it was raining in the morning but in the afternoon it turned out to be prefect as it is always hard to predict in the west coast . we really got our exercise as the winds picked up
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Date of experience: April 2021
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Response from BronBurrows, Owner at 4-hour Lake Mapourika Kayak and Hike adventure, with Okarito Kiwi Sanctuary
Responded 2 weeks ago
Hi Team, Thank you for an amazing review and we are glad you enjoyed your time out on the water and in the Rainforest with Debbie! We hope to see you next time!
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Paige T wrote a review Mar 2021
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We did this as part of our honeymoon and it was one of the best days of our 2 week trip. Our guide was Becca (who deserves a raise) and she amazing! Knew loads about the rain Forrest and some interesting facts! Really friendly and made the experience really enjoyable! Well worth
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Date of experience: March 2021
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Response from BronBurrows, Owner at 4-hour Lake Mapourika Kayak and Hike adventure, with Okarito Kiwi Sanctuary
Responded 24 Mar 2021
Hi Paige We're so happy to hear that our trip was one of the best days on your honeymoon :) Becca is a great guide, we're happy to have her and will pass on the feedback. Hope you enjoyed the rest of your Honeymoon and we'd love to see you back sometime. Kind regards Bronwyn
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Iain M wrote a review Feb 2021
5 contributions
Awesome time out of the lake this morning! Will be recommending this to friends for sure, a must do in Franz. Amazing views, learned a few things and a super relaxing time, thank you!!! And great photos 😀
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Response from BronBurrows, Owner at 4-hour Lake Mapourika Kayak and Hike adventure, with Okarito Kiwi Sanctuary
Responded 22 Feb 2021
Hi there Thanks for your wonderful review, and for recommending us to your friends! We are also happy to hear that you learnt some new things and enjoyed your free photos. Happy travels! Bronwyn
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susanms6 wrote a review Jan 2021
Auckland Central, New Zealand11 contributions14 helpful votes
I really enjoyed this trip, my guide was excellent and I definitely recommend choosing the kayaking trip which includes the hike as it made the trip an extra special experience. I was doubtful about kayaking as I am 70 years old and my partner didn’t want to come but I am so
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Response from BronBurrows, Front Office Manager at 4-hour Lake Mapourika Kayak and Hike adventure, with Okarito Kiwi Sanctuary
Responded 5 Jan 2021
Hi, Thanks for taking the time to leave your excellent guide a review! We're pleased to hear you enjoyed the Kayak and Walk, no age is ever to old to join us! So we are pleased you decided to join us. We hope to see you in again sometime, maybe you could even convince your husband to come along! Safe travels, Teana
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By: Franz Josef Wilderness Tours
Albert d
Albert d
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Wonderful scenery, comfortable boat fun knowledgeable crew
Wonderful cruise on the lake with everything you would expect, excellent views and reflections in the lake, nature
kenmrand
kenmrand
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Wonderful peaceful afternoon on the lake taking it all in.
Dale took my husband and I out at short notice, he has so much knowledge about the surrounding area and easy to cha
Inspiration687477
Inspiration687477
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Kayaking with Kylan
Kylan was amazing and made us feel very comfortable with everything. He was great at teaching us the ropes for kay
N3151ZTneils
N3151ZTneils
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A serene natural experience
This is a wonderful way to experience the lake. The secluded inlets and shores are beautiful and so serene. We were
Cruiser772604
Cruiser772604
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Franz Josef Lake Mapourika Adventure!
Loved this experience! Surrounded by the natural raw beauty of Lake Mapourika. Stunning! Incredible history to be l
NAandSW
NAandSW
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Great adventure
In spite of the rain we really enjoyed the leisurely boat trip and the rain forest walk. Dale was a great guide, f
bethan559
bethan559
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Great kayaking and holiday package
We booked a 2 night trip through Franz Joseph wilderness tours which included a hotel, kayaking and quad biking. It
Patricia M
Patricia M
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Wonderful boat trip and bush walk
Really enjoyed this boat trip and bush walk with Dale who is very personable and obviously enjoys his job, he gave
carolineo158
carolineo158
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Exceptional Guide Experience
Dale our guide had exceptional knowledge of the area, the glaciers and the Rainforest. Highly recommend this as a
Jegru0
Jegru0
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Brilliant kayaking guides
We had an amazing experience kayaking around the lake for 3 hours. Started at 9am with fog but the sun burnt it off
Meagantravels
Meagantravels
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Serene SUP experience
Going on this Stand Up Paddle board tour was a fantastic way to start the day. Lake Mapourika is a very calm lake,
Templc
Templc
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EXPERIENCE NOT TO BE MISSED
myself and 2 girlfriends did the sunset kayaking on Lake Mapourika, and it was fantastic. Our guide i believe was J
JanDeichsel
JanDeichsel
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Most exciting trip
Amazing fishing tour, had a lovely time! Managed to get a salmon and an eel, super exciting! A mandatory experience
Aoteaora
Aoteaora
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relax, soak up the scenery
a beautiful lake / a wonderful guide. A fishing cruise with Dale is a must do when visiting the West Coast
Pinkcat15
Pinkcat15
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Highly recommended!
This activity is one of the best to do in Franz Josef. Make sure that your list🔰 will be ticked ✅ before your leav
Key Details
  • Lake Mapourika
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Pickup offered
  • Languages Offered: English
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