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Glacier Country Kayaks


64 Cron Street
Franz Josef Glacier

Phone: 0800 423 262

Email: [email protected]

Web: www.glacierkayaks.com



Join us on a unique kayak adventure, just minutes from Franz Josef Glacier!  Set out across Lake Mapourika’s mysterious reflective waters and enjoy panoramic views of the tallest peaks and Glaciers in NZ! 

At the back of the lake we enter into the protected habitat of New Zealand’s rarest kiwi.  Follow your guide into the sanctuary, sliding silently past 900 year old trees – all to the sound of Native Birdsong!

Kayak Classic Tour (3 hr) - Paddle your way into the Kiwi Sanctuary at the back of the lake via a narrow inlet.

Kayak & Walk Tour (4 hr) - Get out and stretch your legs in the Okarito Kiwi Sanctuary!  This our premium tour which includes a guided rainforest walk and a warm cup of tea at the back of the lake.

Did we mention that we provide FREE high quality digital photos of you in action?

We provide:

  • Transport
  • Photos
  • Splash jackets
  • Drybags
  • High quality single or double sea kayaks

You bring: Water bottle, sunscreen, swimwear (in the summer), camera (optional), a spare warm layer of clothing.

Book in your Stray Mate app for a discounted price! 

Have a question or want to book? Get in touch with our team