Franz Josef Wilderness Tours offers a variety of guided Kayak and Stand Up Paddleboard tours on the iconic Lake Mapourika.

Join them for a paddle across the calm reflective waters and take in the panoramic reflections of the surrounding Alps and Glaciers.  The back of the lake is part of a Kiwi Conservation area which you can explore with your experienced local guide.  Enjoy lush native rainforest, curious native birdlife and some of the rarest kiwi birds on the planet!

Sit back and relax as your guide will look after the photos for you, which they provide FREE after each tour.

The Backpacker Group Members Deal

Franz Josef Wilderness Tours offers 10% discount off their tours.

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Terms & Conditions

  • Available for The Backpacker Group members only
  • A valid The Backpacker Group membership card with identification must be presented to staff to claim discount
  • Direct bookings only
  • Not to be used in conjunction with any other discounts, promotions or deals
  • Glacier Country Kayaks Ltd. Hold a strict 24 Hr cancellation policy. Cancellations made within this timeframe will not be refunded.

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