Franz Josef Wilderness Tours

Franz Josef Wilderness Tours is a locally owned and operated family business in Franz Josef. Kayak, Cruise or Fish with us on Lake Mapourika

From $20 - $180


Kayak, cruise or fish with us on the beautiful Lake Mapourika. Franz Josef Wilderness Tours offer guided kayak, SUP and boat tours of our stunning mirror Lake in the Franz Josef area.

Our knowledgeable guides will show you the glacier from new perspectives on an engaging tour experience you won’t forget.  Explore hidden rainforest creeks in a kiwi conservation area with our local knowledgeable guides.

We’ll snap pics of you along the way so you can truly relax and enjoy the moment. We also offer rentals if you’d prefer to strike out on your own. 

Fan of fishing? 
Lake Mapourika’s calm reflective waters are home to Trout and Salmon — join us on a charter!  Brown trout and wild salmon are both in abundance in Lake Mapourika, you can even book a BBQ tour to enjoy fresh fish on the lake.

There's a tour for everyone - to avoid missing out book ahead today! 


63 Cron Street, Franz Josef Glacier 7886, New Zealand


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