Kayak Lake Mapourika

There's no better way to view the true beauty of New Zealand's South Island that from a kayak! You're sure to get some stunning snaps not possible on land.

If you want to get out and see NZ from a different perspective, there's no better way than kayaking. No previous experience is necessary (but it does help) to go out on the lake on a guided tour for a morning or an afternoon. The lake is rainwater fed and whilst your minutes from Franz Josef and it's famous Galcier the water can often be in the mid-teens (Celcius not Farenheit!) and is much clearer than the cloudy blue glacial lakes found elsewhere. 

All the equipment and instruction is provided by the excellent guiding companies that offer these tours locally, and it's an fun and surprising way to appreciate the surrounding mountains. Relax afterwards in the Natural Hot Pools in Franz Josef Town and plan your next adventure!

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