Franz Josef Wilderness Tours

A family owned wilderness guiding company in Franz Josef offering kayak tours, boat tours, fishing charters and quad bike adventures.

From $20 - $180


Explore further in Franz Josef Glacier with Franz Josef Wilderness Tours, a family-owned and operated wilderness guiding company. Join a kayak tour, scenic boat cruise, or fishing charter on the stunning Lake Mapourika - or venture through rainforest and riverbed on a Quad Bike Tour.

Kayak Tours

Our kayak tours depart from the iconic Jetty bay on Lake Mapourika and head across the lake to explore pristine rainforest creeks and walking tracks as well as a kiwi conservation area. The backdrop of the Southern Alps and glaciers is incredible reflecting onto the mirror-like water. Free photos are included with each tour.

Boat Tours & Fishing

Join us on a comfortable - fully covered tour boat designed for the west coast! Enjoy a personalized Scenic Cruise or Cruise & Guided Nature Walk to experience the best of the lake and learn about the area & its wildlife. Or try your luck at fishing on a salmon and trout fishing charter.

Off-Road Quad Bike Tour

Experience the thrill of riding a single or double quad bike, or buggy through the Jurassic rainforest and glacial riverbed! On a clear day enjoy views of the Franz Josef Glacier or as we like to say, 'The wetter the better' – come and join us for the best fun you can have in the rain in Franz Josef! Wet weather gear & free photos provided."

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30 Main Road, Franz Josef Glacier 7886, New Zealand
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