1. New Zealand
  2. Westland District
  3. Franz Josef Town
  4. Franz Josef Glacier / Kā Roimata o Hine Hukatere

Franz Josef Glacier: 2-Hour Scenic Lake Mapourika Cruise

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Join a unique sightseeing and wildlife eco-cruise across Lake Mapourika. Sit back and take in the panoramic views of New Zealand's Southern Alps and Franz Josef Glacier while enjoying onboard commentary from your local skipper.
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Duration 2 hours
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Wheelchair accessible

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  • Admire mirror reflections on the lake of the Southern Alps and Glaciers
  • Learn local insight from your knowledgeable skipper
  • Explore a Kiwi conservation area and view native bird life
Full description
Soak up panoramic views of the Southern Alps and glaciers reflecting on the mirror-like waters of Lake Mapourika on this 2-hour scenic cruise. The lake was created by the Franz Josef Glacier as it retreated 14,000 years ago and now sits calm and reflective between the Southern Alps and the sea.

Meet your experienced skipper and small group at the office in Franz Josef and take a complimentary transfer out to Lake Mapourika. Board the boat, then sit back and relax onboard the Hanna-k in the comfortable enclosed cabin or on the covered back deck.

Your skipper will take you through to the Okarito Kiwi Sanctuary on the far shorelines of the lake and will help you spot New Zealand's native birds. Enjoy informative commentary and fascinating stories as you cruise past untouched Jurassic rainforest and 900-year-old Kahikatea trees.

Sip on a cup of complimentary tea or coffee as you unwind in beautiful Glacier Country, a picture perfect way to escape the crowds and enjoy the West Coast’s scenery.
  • Transfers to and from the lake
  • Tea and coffee
  • National park fees

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Meeting point

The meeting point is located directly opposite the Franz Josef Glacier Guides and Glacier Hot Pools.

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Important information
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• The tour will take place rain or shine.
• Please feel free to bring along any food or beverages

From US$ 81.05 per person

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Franz Josef Wilderness Tours

Product ID: 344811