Hit the water in the late afternoon for a stunning dusk paddle to enjoy Lake Mapourika's unbeatable sunset, with views of the Southern Alps & glaciers.
Franz Josef Sunset Classic Kayak Highlights
- Get up to $15 cash back per person when you book with us
- 3 hr sunset kayak tour upon the reflective waters of Lake Mapourika, with access to the Okarito Kiwi Sanctuary
- Use of all equipment including dry bags, wet weather gear, sunscreen & insect repellant for a safe & comfortable journey
- Friendly & knowledgeable guide who'll provide fascinating insights into this beautiful region
- Convenient return transfers from Franz Josef, if required
Where we Visit:
- Lake Mapourika
- Okarito Kiwi Sanctuary
What to Expect
Frequently Asked Questions
Like true west coasters – we get out there rain or shine! Rain is the main ingredient in our beautiful temperate rainforest. Lake Mapourika often remains dry while it is raining in town due to being a greater distance from the Southern Alps. We provide full wet weather gear (jackets and pants) to keep you warm and dry.
Bring a snack, a water bottle, camera (if you want your own photos as well as our FREE photos), sunglasses and sunscreen. We recommend no denim, just comfortable pants and footwear.
If they fit our life jackets, they can come along! The youngest explorer we’ve had to date was 1 year old. We always recommend the morning trip times when booking with young children as this is the calmest time of day for paddling. Infants (under 3 years) must join one of our Kayak Discovery Tours.
Yes, this is fine and very common. We will fit you with a PFD suitable for your size. Our guides are trained and qualified in all aspects of paddling instruction and your safety on the water. Our company is Safety Audited through Outdoorsmark NZ. It’s extremely unlikely that you might end up in the water.
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