Join this 2 hr scenic cruise of Lake Mapourika to take in the amazing views of the surrounding mountains and glaciers as well as some of Westland's oldest untouched rainforest, and native birdlife.
Lake Mapourika is the largest lake in Westland Tai Poutini National Park, and skipper Dale has been cruising these waters for years. He’ll take you on a scenic journey, through the Okatarito Kiwi Sanctuary (home to New Zealand's rarest kiwi bird) & much more, with expert commentary along the way. Learn about the unique environment that gives the region its World Heritage Status.
The tour follows in the footsteps of the first pioneers to visit the glacier region in the early 1900s. Tourists were transported by horse-drawn carriage to the lake, for wooden boat tours across the stunning venue.
There are no wooden boats now though. The Hannah-K is purpose-built for the West Coast with a covered cabin area as well as outdoor viewing platforms that allow you to get up close with some of Westland's native birdlife and lush ancient rainforest. Enjoy a warm cup of tea or coffee on board, or you can even BYO wine and beer on the evening departure.
Sit in silence, and listen to the Native Birds, and enjoy the unbeatable scenery in its pristine state!