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SCENIC LAKE TOURS AND FISHING CHARTERS Welcome aboard the Hanna-K! The Hanna-K is a fully enclosed scenic tour boat designed to let you enjoy the beauty of the West Coast in comfort and style. With indoor and outdoor viewing platforms which allow you to get up close and personal with the surrounding native birdlife and rainforest and panoramic views of the Southern Alps and Franz Josef’s Glaciers! There’s a lake tour for everyone! TOURS Looking for things to do in Franz Josef? Join us on a unique boating adventure just minutes from Franz Josef Glacier! Let our experienced guides take you through the complete package of boat tours in New Zealand’s Westland National Park. Lake Mapourika boasts reflective water, panoramic mountain views and a kiwi sanctuary on the far side! Check out our boat tours and choose what’s best for you! ★ 2HR SCENIC CRUISE Enjoy the panoramic views of the Southern Alps and surrounding Glaciers from the comfort of the Hannah-K. Front and back viewing platforms allow you to get up close and personal with some of Westland’s native birdlife and oldest Kahikatea trees. Price: • Adult - $115 • Child under 15 yrs - $65 Current departures: • 9 am – Early Bird • 1 pm – Afternoon Cruise • 5 pm – Sunset Cruise ★ 2.5HR CRUISE AND RAINFOREST WALK Cruise along a similar route as our Scenic Cruise, with an additional guided walk through our private rainforest trail. The trail is located on the far side of Lake Mapourika in the heart of the Okarito Kiwi Sanctuary. Enjoy abundant bird life and Jurassic rainforest in the home of the rarest kiwi on the planet - the Rowi! Price: • Adult - $125 • Child under 15 yrs - $65 Current departures: • 9 am – Early Bird • 1 pm – Afternoon Cruise • 5 pm – Sunset Cruise ★ 3HR FISHING CHARTER Lake Mapourika’s calm reflective waters are home to many fish such as Trout and Salmon. Experience the beauty of Lake Mapourika while trolling silently past 900 year old Kahikatea trees and Native Birdsong while you wait for a nibble on the line! Fishing techniques will include a mixture of trolling and harling. All fishing equipment and full instruction provided, no previous fishing experience is required. Price: • Adult - $145 • Child under 15 yrs - $65 Fishing Licences are additional. Current departures: • 9 am – Early Bird • 1 pm – Afternoon Cruise • 5 pm – Sunset Cruise ★ PRIVATE CHARTER Looking to tailor a trip just for you? We can take group bookings up to 20 people, or run private tours for smaller groups. Fishing equipment, BBQ facilities and hot/cold drinks available onboard. You name it, and we’ll make it happen. Please get in touch with the team to discuss your options and pricing! If you have any questions, we can answer those through GetMyBoat’s messaging platform before you pay. Just hit, “Request to Book” and send us an inquiry for a custom offer.
Lake Mapourika is a scenic gem on the Wild West Coast. The lakes beauty has been celebrated since the first settlers arrived to visit the glaciers in the early 1900’s. They were taken from the village in horse drawn carriage, arriving to the lake’s landing for a scenic tour in a wooden boat. We follow their footsteps today amongst the same surreal scenery as the forest and the wetlands have been left alone for us to enjoy to this day. Lake Mapourika was left behind by the Franz Josef Glacier as it retreated inland around 14,000 years ago. It now sits calm and reflective, between the mountains and the rugged wetlands of Westland National Park. Home to many fish and freshwater eels, native birds and the elusive Rowi: New Zealand’s rarest Kiwi Bird. Let your skipper take you to view 900 year old trees, and many native birds along the lake’s shore. The opportunities for photographers are endless!
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