Franz Josef Wilderness Tours
***Now a Qualmark Gold Rated activity***
Explore beyond the Glaciers in Franz Josef.
Join a mirror-lake Kayak Tour, Scenic Boat Cruise or Fishing Charter with a backdrop of the Southern Alps and Glaciers.
Taking in the Franz Josef Glacier region by kayak while gliding over the beautiful Lake Mapourika is a must-do while you’re on the West Coast. Perfectly serene rainforest and mirror lake reflections with panoramic views of the glaciers and southern alps, this is the perfect way to take in the area and its history.
Franz Josef Wilderness Tours also offer scenic Boat Cruises and Fishing Tours, as well as guided rainforest walks of the stunning Franz Josef area and Westland Tai Poutini National Park. At the back of the lake is the Rowi Kiwi Sanctuary, home to New Zealand’s rarest kiwi bird.