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Lake Mapourika Scenic Cruise from Franz Josef

Lake Mapourika Scenic Cruise from Franz Josef - Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand
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Duration: 2 hours
Location: Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand

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$81.71

Your 2 hour small group scenic cruise is on Lake Mapourika, which is a scenic gem on the Wild West Coast and only minutes from Franz Josef Glacier.
Lake Mapourika boasts calm reflective waters, panoramic mountain and glaciers views as well as some of the last remaining untouched Kahikatea rainforest. The back of Lake Mapourika is home to NZ's rarest kiwi - the Rowi. Get up close and view native birdlife from the front viewing platform ... More info ›

Your 2 hour small group scenic cruise is on Lake Mapourika, which is a scenic gem on the Wild West Coast and only minutes from Franz Josef Glacier.
Lake Mapourika boasts calm reflective waters, panoramic mountain and glaciers views as well as some of the last remaining untouched Kahikatea rainforest. The back of Lake Mapourika is home to NZ's rarest kiwi - the Rowi. Get up close and view native birdlife from the front viewing platform. Shelter from the weather can be taken in the cabin area. This is a great activity for all ages.

You will meet at the booking office in Franz Josef 10 mins prior to your cruise departure.  You will then have the option of taking the courtesy transport or driving yourself to the lake where you will board the boat and your tour will begin.

Lake Mapourika is famous for its mirror like morning reflections, stunning sunsets and outstanding views.  The lake was left behind by the Franz Josef Glacier as it retreated some 14,000 years ago.  Now the lake remains calm and reflective, in the warmer and drier section of the Franz Josef Glacier Valley.

Your skipper will provide you with a unique perspective on the region, with a wealth of knowledge from years of guiding on the Franz Josef Glacier. Your boat, The Hanna-k is fully enclosed, with a covered back deck and front viewing platform. The opportunities for photographs are endless!

The Okarito Kiwi Sanctuary is a Kiwi Conservation area which borders the back of Lake Mapourika. Learn all the latest about the Rowi Conservation. Take the scenic cruise + hike option to enjoy a guided walk through the sanctuary and see lots of native birds on the track and on your boat journey.

Take the evening scenic cruise option and feel free to bring a bottle of wine to relax and unwind after your day of adventures on the West Coast.

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Fishing Charter - Lake Mapourika

Fishing Charter - Lake Mapourika - Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand

Duration: 3 hours
Location: Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand

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$103.03

Join us on a fishing charter that you'll never forget!  The Hanna-k can seat a large group comfortably inside the cabin area, and can have four fisherman out on the back deck and one spinning off the front platform.  
The Skipper will provide on board commentary and share his fishing expertise throughout the trip ... More info ›

Join us on a fishing charter that you'll never forget!  The Hanna-k can seat a large group comfortably inside the cabin area, and can have four fisherman out on the back deck and one spinning off the front platform.  
The Skipper will provide on board commentary and share his fishing expertise throughout the trip.  Feel free to BYO (bring you own) food and beverages.  We provide complimentary hot and cold refreshments.  The scenery on Lake Mapourika will keep even the non-fishers engaged and having fun!

Meet with us at our office in Franz Josef Glacier where we can sort you out with Fishing Licenses and provide courtesy transport (if you require) to Lake Mapourika for your Fishing Adventure!
All fishing equipment is provided, and Licenses cost an additional $20 (NZD).  Feel free to BYO (bring your own) food and beverage on board.  We provide complimentary tea, coffee and hot chocolate.   

  • The Hanna-K is designed for the West Coast and is fully covered to keep you warm and dry in any weather conditions.
  • There is a toilet facility on board
  • No previous experience required
  • Brown Trout can be caught ALL YEAR
  • Lake Mapourika is stocked annually with Salmon and there's also sea-run Quinnat Salmon to be caught as well
Fishing Seasons: 
Brown Trout can be caught all year around.
Quinnat Salmon (both sea-run and lake salmon) can be caught from October 1st to March 31st annually.

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Franz Josef Glacier Helicopter Flight with Snow Landing

Franz Josef Glacier Helicopter Flight with Snow Landing - Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand
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Duration: 20 minutes
Location: Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand

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$174.08

From sea level rising to the heart of the magnificent Southern Alps, this 20-minute helicopter flight explores the awe-inspiring ice falls of the Franz Josef Glacier. The flight includes a snow landing, an excellent opportunity to really take in the surroundings and breathe the clean alpine air.

Rise to the sky above Franz Josef in one of the modern helicopters as your pilot takes you on a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

From sea level rising to the heart of the magnificent Southern Alps, this flight explores the awe-inspiring ice falls of the Franz Josef Glacier ... More info ›

From sea level rising to the heart of the magnificent Southern Alps, this 20-minute helicopter flight explores the awe-inspiring ice falls of the Franz Josef Glacier. The flight includes a snow landing, an excellent opportunity to really take in the surroundings and breathe the clean alpine air.

Rise to the sky above Franz Josef in one of the modern helicopters as your pilot takes you on a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

From sea level rising to the heart of the magnificent Southern Alps, this flight explores the awe-inspiring ice falls of the Franz Josef Glacier. See the stunning ice features, cracks and crevasses from above. 

Your flight also includes a snow landing, an excellent opportunity to really take in the surroundings and breathe the clean alpine air as you get your feet on pristine white snow. 

Climb back aboard the helicopter for the descending flight, landing back in the Franz Josef township.

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Fox and Franz Twin Glacier Helicopter Flight from Franz Josef

Fox and Franz Twin Glacier Helicopter Flight from Franz Josef - Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand
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Duration: 30 minutes
Location: Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand

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$223.82

Twice the ice! Explore the glacial icefalls of not one but two glaciers - Fox Glacier and Franz Josef Glacier on this 30-minute helicopter flight. Discover up close their neve and unusual ice formations ... More info ›

Twice the ice! Explore the glacial icefalls of not one but two glaciers - Fox Glacier and Franz Josef Glacier on this 30-minute helicopter flight. Discover up close their neve and unusual ice formations. Landing on the snowfields is a highlight and will make for superb photos, snowballs and memories.

The only thing better than one glacier is two glaciers, so why not experience twice the ice. Explore the glacial ice falls of the mighty Fox Glacier and the incomparable Franz Josef Glacier on this twin 30-minute helicopter flight.

Each Glacier has its own different characteristics but both are magnificent and make for an unforgettable West Coast experience.  You will discover up close their neve and unusual ice formations - landing on the snowfields is a highlight and will make for superb photos, snowballs and memories. 

It’s an adventure you'll remember forever and is often cited as a highlight of a New Zealand trip by holidaymakers.

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Mount Cook Spectacular Helicopter Flight from Franz Josef

Mount Cook Spectacular Helicopter Flight from Franz Josef - Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand
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Duration: 40 minutes
Location: Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand

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$326.85

Enjoy the ultimate glacial experience on this 40-minute Mount Cook spectacular helicopter flight from Franz Josef. This flight tours covers it all including glacial icefalls and crevasses and neves ... More info ›

Enjoy the ultimate glacial experience on this 40-minute Mount Cook spectacular helicopter flight from Franz Josef. This flight tours covers it all including glacial icefalls and crevasses and neves. You will have views from the coast to mountain tops and you will get to see both glaciers and New Zealand’s highest peak. Cross the spine of the Southern Alps and circle the top of magnificent Mt Cook. Topped off with a spectacular snow landing, this is the best helicopter experience on the West Coast.

Your tour begins when you arrive at base on the Main Street of Franz Josef.

Take off on this 40-minute ultimate Mt Cook helicopter flight when you fly over the glacial icefalls, crevasses and the neves. You will experience views from the coast to the mountain tops as you get to see both of the amazing West Coast glaciers (Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier) and New Zealand’s highest peak, Mount Cook. 

Cross the Southern Alps spine and circle to the top of the magnificent Mt Cook before taking the opportunity to top it all off with a spectacular snow landing, getting your feet on snow and taking the best holiday photos. 

This is the best helicopter experience on the West Coast and perhaps even in all of New Zealand.

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2-Hour ATV Quad Bike Tour from Franz Josef

2-Hour ATV Quad Bike Tour from Franz Josef - Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand
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Duration: 2 hours
Location: Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand

From USD
$113.69

Tucked under the majestic Southern Alps on New Zealand's rugged untamed West Coast sits Franz Josef village and the magnificent Franz Josef glacier offering spectacular mountain views & dense rainforest. This is where you will experience a 2-hour small group quad bike journey.

Imagine following ancient glacial pathways carved into the landscape by ice and water and the thrill of driving these fun 2-seater ATV quad bikes through this wild place ... More info ›

Tucked under the majestic Southern Alps on New Zealand's rugged untamed West Coast sits Franz Josef village and the magnificent Franz Josef glacier offering spectacular mountain views & dense rainforest. This is where you will experience a 2-hour small group quad bike journey.

Imagine following ancient glacial pathways carved into the landscape by ice and water and the thrill of driving these fun 2-seater ATV quad bikes through this wild place. You will be amazed at what is around every twist and turn as you are guided through rainforests, riverbeds, grasslands, sand and mud. Feel the thrill of fresh air in your face and the excitement of riding ATV quads.

Once you have signed in at the office, you will be able to begin your adventure. After a short 5-minute walk down to the containers you will get dressed up in the provided wet weather gear, gumboots and helmet.

You will then have a short detailed safety brief before you will test your skills on the two test tracks. The journey will then take you through dense rainforest, riverbeds and grassland all with the back drop of the spectacular Southern Alps. There are plenty of selfie opportunities with a break halfway to give you some local information on the area.

This place is truly special, one of only a handful of places in the world where ice and forest meet in such a spectacular manner and the ATV quads are the ultimate way to view it all. The quad bike adventure is fun in the sun and even better in the rain.

Enjoy a truly memorable adventure as you ride with the guides to gain views of the Franz Josef glacier and its surrounding snow capped peaks.

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