Franz Josef Guided SUP Adventure

Lake Mapourika’s calm reflective waters & scenic backdrop make for one of the best spots in Franz Josef to jump on a stand-up paddleboard & explore this beautiful area.
Franz Josef, New Zealand
2 hrs
Start & End Time
Start & End Time
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Pick-Up & Drop-Off
Pick-Up & Drop-Off
Minimum Age
Minimum Age
8 years
Fitness Level
Fitness Level
Not included
What's Included

  • Get up to $10 cash back per person when you book with us
  • 2 hr guided stand-up Paddleboarding (SUP) tour of Lake Mapourika
  • Expert instruction & the company of a friendly & knowledgeable guide who'll provide fascinating insights into this beautiful region
  • Use of all equipment including dry bags, wet weather gear, sunscreen & insect repellant for a safe & comfortable journey
  • Convenient return transfers from Franz Josef, if required

Where we Visit:

  • Lake Mapourika
What to Expect

Join in on a 2 hr guided paddleboard trip on one of New Zealand's most scenic venues! Lake Mapourika's calm, reflective waters and picturesque backdrop make for one of the best spots to hop on a SUP.


You don't need any experience to join this adventure, as your friendly guide will provide detailed instruction if you're new to the sport. Then, you'll head out onto the calm, flat waters to discover Jurassic rainforest and sheltered bays while learning about the region, the glaciers and the kiwi conservation of the area.


The lake itself sits to the north of the Franz Josef township and is the largest in the 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.


This is a great way to enjoy some gentle exercise, connect with nature, and admire the views of one of  New Zealand's most beautiful destinations. 

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.

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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.

On SUP tours please pack a towel and/or bring your swimwear.

We provide: Photos, dry bags, jackets/wet weather gear, sunscreen and insect repellent

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Terms & Conditions:

  • Tours require minimum numbers to operate
  • The Operator reserves the right to cancel tours if minimum numbers are not met or in the event of adverse weather conditions
  • The Operator assumes no responsibility for injuries, delays caused by breakdowns, accidents, adverse weather conditions and other conditions beyond their control
  • The Operator is not responsible for any loss or damage to property
  • The minimum age is 8 years
  • All participants must be able to swim

Cancellation Policy:

  • Cancellations/date changes must be made a full 24 hours prior to the trip time
  • Cancellations made within the 24 hour time frame cannot be refunded 

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