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Kayak across Lake Mapourika’s pristine glassy waters while taking in the stunning mountain and glacier backdrop. Follow your guide to the far shoreline of the lake and embark on a guided walk through the Okarito Kiwi Sanctuary.
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Duration: 4 hours
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  • Enjoy a guided walk through an exclusive rainforest trail
  • Kayak across the stunning Lake Mapourika to Okarito Kiwi Sanctuary
  • Marvel at prehistoric rainforest and abundant birdlife
  • Catch a glimpse of the rare Kiwi bird, if you are lucky
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Enjoy a scenic kayaking tour across Lake Mapourika and onto the ancient soils of the protected Okarito Kiwi Sanctuary. Begin your adventure by meeting your experienced team at the local partner's office in Franz Josef. Join them and your small group on a complimentary transfer out to Lake Mapourika.

Head out onto the water and take in panoramic views of the Southern Alps, glaciers, and untouched Jurassic rainforest reflected on the glassy waters of Lake Mapourika. Paddle into the heart of the Okarito Kiwi Bird Sanctuary, exploring the protected area with your knowledgeable guide. Discover a prehistoric rainforest, abundant birdlife, and the home of the rarest Kiwi on the planet.

Throughout your tour, enjoy complimentary tea and coffee. Enjoy multiple fantastic photo opportunities, and have your guide take complimentary photos of you as you paddle and hike to the sanctuary.
  • High-quality kayaking equipment
  • Tea and coffee
  • Free Photos
  • Transportation to the starting point of the hike
  • Knowledgeable guide
What’s Not Included
  • Food
  • Water
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

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Important information
What to bring
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
Know before you go
• This is an all weather tour
• It is recommended that you wear at least 2-3 warm layers, as well as comfortable pants and shoes; do not wear jeans
• It is recommended that you bring your own water bottle and a small snack for the tour

From US$ 101.85 per person

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Franz Josef Wilderness Tours

Product ID: 383477