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2-Hour Scenic Cruise in Lake Mapourika provided by Franz Josef Wilderness Tours

2-Hour Scenic Cruise in Lake Mapourika

2-Hour Scenic Cruise in Lake Mapourika
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What you can expect during your visit
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
What you can expect during your visit
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
About
Discover the true beauty of the West Coast in a small personalized cruise on Lake Mapourika. The Jurassic rainforest fringed bays which reflect the surrounding Alps and Glaciers will leave you in awe of its beauty. Explore a kiwi conservation area with your knowledgeable local skipper and enjoy watching curious native birdlife in the surrounding rainforest shoreline. Evening cruises, with a glass of wine (BYO) in the summer time are a wonderful way to end the day.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 7653P5
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Coffee and/or Tea • Entry/Admission - Lake Mapourika
Duration
2h
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
Franz Josef Highway, West Coast 7886, New Zealand
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
Coffee and/or Tea • Entry/Admission - Lake Mapourika
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
Franz Josef Highway, West Coast 7886, New Zealand
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
2h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Wheelchair accessible
Stroller accessible
Service animals allowed
Infants must sit on laps
Infant seats available
Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
Most travellers can participate
This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Franz Josef Highway
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Lake Mapourika
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    Discover the true beauty of the West Coast in a small personalized cruise on Lake Mapourika. The Jurassic rainforest fringed bays which reflect the surrounding Alps and Glaciers will leave you in awe of its beauty. Explore a kiwi conservation area with your knowledgeable local skipper and enjoy watching curious native birdlife in the surrounding rainforest shoreline.
    Read more
  • You'll end at
    Franz Josef Highway
    Franz Josef Highway, West Coast 7886, New Zealand
    See address & details
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5.0
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Relax550865
2 contributions
Best experience being with nature
Jul 2021 • Family
It was amazing journey. The person was really knowledgeable and told us lot about the lake. It was a good experience being with nature. He was a amazing person .
Written 9 July 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Franz Josef Wil... T
Hello! Thanks for the great review, Dale enjoyed his time on the water with you as well. Kind regards Bronwyn & Dale Burrows
Written 19 July 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Nicky
5 contributions
Amazing!
May 2021 • Friends
So calm so serene very professionally run.
Kylan and Dave awesome operators. Highly recommend this company.
Written 31 May 2021
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Franz Josef Wil... T
Hi Nicky, Thanks for the great review and the amazing trip! It was great to get you out oin the water for a paddle with us and to share our amazing backyard! Cheers, Dale (Dave;))
Written 1 June 2021
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Tipa
5 contributions
Diamond in the rough
May 2021
Great experience at great value. Dale the captain very knowledgeable and accommodating .
So glad we went on the tour learnt so much about the area, fauna and flora and the history.
Written 15 May 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hi Seve Wow thanks for the great review :) I'm happy to hear you're so glad to have joined us and we'd love to see you back again sometime! All the best! Dale & Bronwyn
Written 23 May 2021
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Albert d
Wellington, New Zealand50 contributions
Wonderful scenery, comfortable boat fun knowledgeable crew
Apr 2021
Wonderful cruise on the lake with everything you would expect, excellent views and reflections in the lake, nature and history lessons, wildlife, a great sense of humour, comfortable boat as well as coffee and biscuits.
Written 6 May 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hi Albert I'm happy to hear we took you out in comfort and you enjoyed Dale's company! All the best :) Bronwyn & Dale
Written 23 May 2021
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Ken Rand
Wellington, New Zealand4 contributions
Wonderful peaceful afternoon on the lake taking it all in.
May 2021 • Couples
Dale took my husband and I out at short notice, he has so much knowledge about the surrounding area and easy to chat with and ask questions of.
He made plenty of effort to show us the area and even stopped occasionally at look closer for the trout and eels swimming below us. A thoroughly enjoyable afternoon on the lake in a very comfortable boat.
Highly recommend I got some awesome photos
Written 4 May 2021
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BronBurrows
Hi Ken Thanks for your review! We're glad Dale made a trip happen for you at the last moment, and that you managed to grab some awesome photos. All the best and hope to see you again sometime! Bronwyn & Dale
Written 4 May 2021
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Cruiser772604
2 contributions
Franz Josef Lake Mapourika Adventure!
Apr 2021
Loved this experience! Surrounded by the natural raw beauty of Lake Mapourika. Stunning! Incredible history to be learnt about the jurassic forest area. The tranquility of moving through the calm still waters is breathtaking and truly unwinding!
The guides are just awesome and we loved how they made it both fun, safe and informative! Highly recommended!! Favourite part was winding up through the flax lined water maze at the top of the lake!
Written 20 April 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
BronBurrows
Hi team, Thank you for your amazing review! Mirror creek is such a speacil place and it's so nice to share it with people such as yourselves! Safe travels and we hope to see you again!
Written 28 April 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Neil and Sally
Upper Hutt, New Zealand2 contributions
Great adventure
Apr 2021 • Couples
In spite of the rain we really enjoyed the leisurely boat trip and the rain forest walk. Dale was a great guide, full of information about the lake, the forest and the glaciers. We certainly learnt a lot. The hot drink following the forest walk was most welcome.
We would recommend this adventure to everyone.
Thank you Dale, a great 2 hours.
Neil and Sally Whiteman, Upper Hutt
Written 13 April 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
BronBurrows
Hi Neil & Sally Thanks for your great review! We're glad you enjoyed the trip, even in the rain! It's wonderful how warn & dry the cabin is on the Hanna-k, and a hot drink is always nice on drizzly day! Hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in our region! All the best. Bronwyn & Dale
Written 14 April 2021
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Caroline O
40 contributions
Exceptional Guide Experience
Apr 2021 • Friends
Dale our guide had exceptional knowledge of the area, the glaciers and the Rainforest.
Highly recommend this as a non adrenaline activity.
Ideal for all
Written 12 April 2021
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BronBurrows
Hi Caroline Thanks so much for leaving us such a wonderful review! We're pleased you enjoyed the trip with Dale, rain and all! Hope to see you again sometime. Kind regards Bronwyn & Dale
Written 14 April 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Aurelia Gamboa
Franz Josef, New Zealand22 contributions
Highly recommended!
This activity is one of the best to do in Franz Josef. Make sure that your list🔰 will be ticked ✅ before your leave the place👍🏻

Thanks to Franz Josef Wilderness Tours for an amazing experience to explore this beatiful piece of Franz Josef - Lake Mapourika! And where else can you find a very hospitable tour guide except here.

They offer a lot more other activities that you may wish to consider.

Highly recommended!!!
Written 27 February 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hi there Thanks so much for your wonderful review, Dale had a great time on the Lake with you as well. All the best! Bronwyn & Dale
Written 28 February 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Larissa K
Auckland, New Zealand26 contributions
Great scenery
Good cruise with nice scenic views. Loved our tour. Knowledgeable guide. Recommended, especially if first time visiting the area.
Written 25 February 2021
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Hi Larissa Thanks for your review - glad you enjoyed it! Kind regards Bronwyn & Dale
Written 28 February 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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By: Franz Josef Wilderness Tours
Leeflow
Leeflow
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Beautiful and relaxing trip
What a great experience, a must do trip if your in Franz Josef and like the outdoors. The trip around the lake and
Shannon W
Shannon W
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Amazing morning kayaking in stunning surroundings!
We had an incredible morning kayaking on the beautiful lake Mapourika! Our guide Kylan was awesome! He was really k
TersiaT6
TersiaT6
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Brilliant Family Adventure
Once in a lifetime experience. Kylan was an exceptional guide, brilliant knowledge about the lake and the environ
arohawilson
arohawilson
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Kayaking on Lake Mapourika
We had a spectacular day for our kayak tour and our guide Romina was exceptional! The tour was beautiful, informati
Shona P
Shona P
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Great way to spend a chilly afternoon.
Great trip back across the lake with Dale's custom sail😉. Amazing Jurassic Forest with a variety of plants & tree
691emr
691emr
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Serenity in spades
If you want to experience the beauty and awe of this pristine part of the West Coast at a relaxed pace, look no fur
NZEarlybird24
NZEarlybird24
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Charming introduction to the area
We thoroughly enjoyed this tour. The guide was really knowledgeable. He was also friendly, relaxed and fun t
Toni2199
Toni2199
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Amazing kayaking with great view.
The guides are really friendly and funny. The best part of the trip was when we drive through the creek. The weathe
Minniememoirs
Minniememoirs
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10/10
Awesome experience - beautiful scenery and great facts. Highly recommend for anyone passing through or heading to t
EmmaAlison1
EmmaAlison1
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Franz Josef must-do
Fantastic afternoon spent kayaking on Lake Mapourika with our brilliant guide, Kylan. We loved the informative walk
GeorgiaS1620
GeorgiaS1620
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Slice of heaven
100% recommend doing while here in franz. Stunning views and you learn lots about the history of Franz Josef. Highl
Inspiration687477
Inspiration687477
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Kayaking with Kylan
Kylan was amazing and made us feel very comfortable with everything. He was great at teaching us the ropes for kay
NeilFitz69
NeilFitz69
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A great way to actively relax in Franz Josef
This was a great excursion from start to finish. Kilian, our guide, was happy to provide helpful information by pho
N3151ZTneils
N3151ZTneils
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A serene natural experience
This is a wonderful way to experience the lake. The secluded inlets and shores are beautiful and so serene. We were
feist88
feist88
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great guides and well organized
we had a great time in the water and our guide , Debbie was very professional and knowledgeable . it was raining in
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