Glacier Country Kayaks

64 Cron St, Franz Josef Glacier 7886,, West Coast, New Zealand

Join us on a unique kayak adventure and kiwi sanctuary tour just minutes from Franz Josef Glacier! Sandwiched between the mountains and the sea, Lake Mapourika was created by the retreating Franz Josef Glacier some 14,000 years ago.


In the morning we experience mirror like conditions. You'll glide effortlessly across the lakes' glassy surface taking in panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and glaciers.

The afternoons can be a bit more adventurous as a gentle sea breeze ruffles the lakes surface! You'll enjoy dramatic cloud formations sweeping over the tallest peaks of New Zealand.

Sunset tours are available each evening during summer. All of our tours explore the Okarito Kiwi Sanctuary, home to the rarest kiwi on the planet. Navigate your kayaks into a rainforest estuary silently sliding pas some 900-year old Kahikatea trees all to the sound of native birdsong.

A kayaking experience you'll never forget!

We provide FREE digital photos for each tour.


$85 - $540


Wheelchair Accessible


Contact Glacier Country Kayaks

Glacier Country Kayaks
+64 3 752 0230
0800 423 262

How to find us

Located across the road from the Glacier Base, look for the big yellow kayak!


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