End a brilliant day in Glacier Country on the perfect note with a sunset kayak tour on Lake Mapourika. Available during the summer months, this chilled-out and relaxing paddle is the ideal way to decompress and immerse yourself in nature at the end of a long day of exploring.
The lake sits to the north of the township and is the largest in Westland Tai Poutini National Park. It's a kettle lake formed by the retreating glacier, which left behind a massive block of ice 14,000 years ago. Now, it's home to an abundance of birdlife, including the rare crested grebe, mallard duck, and black swans.
Enjoy 3 hours of gentle exercise and an unbeatable panoramic view of the surrounding mountains and glaciers, all set against the backdrop of the changing colours of sunset.
See untouched Jurassic rainforest reflected on the glassy waters and enjoy the sound of native birdsong. You'll also cruise along a narrow estuary amidst the lush ancient rainforest of the Okarito Kiwi Sanctuary. It's home to New Zealand's rarest Kiwi, the rowi, with an estimated population of fewer than 500 birds.