Join us on a beginner SUP lesson upon the calm reflective waters of Lake Mapourika!

SUP Lesson

Stand Up Paddle in paradise, read more below about our Beginner Lessons…


Meet us at the lake for a SUP experience you’ll never forget! We only operate on fine days, so your SUP experience is sure to be unforgettable. You’ll be provided with all the equipment and full beach lesson before hitting the water with you experienced instructor.
Morning and evening sessions are on offer. We have a limited number of boards so please BOOK your SUP adventure in advance to avoid disappointment!

Getting there: Turn off of State Highway 6 into the Macdonald’s DOC Campground at Lake Mapourika, only 10kms North of Franz Josef Glacier. Take a left in the Otto’s Corner Campground. Or go visit our friendly reception staff in town for a map & directions!

$85 Per person

Ready to hit the water? You can book your kayaking or SUP tour online, quickly and easily.

Contact our friendly team with any questions you have, or check out our FAQ’s page!




Join us for a kayaking tour that you'll never forget. Ranked number one on the list of things to do while in Franz Josef!
Explore a glacial lake, native rainforest and views of the unique alpine environment with Glacier Country Kayaks.

Read more about our team, before we meet you out on the lake!


Ready to hit the lake? Join us with your family and friends for a guided kayaking tour on the stunning Lake Mapourika in New Zealand's scenic West Coast.
Choose from our kayak tours or even a combo with a scenic glacier flight, Franz Josef sky dive or hike.
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Contact Glacier Kayaks to arrange your West Coast kayaking adventure!

  •    Across the road from the Glacier Hot Pools, 64 Cron Street,
    Franz Josef Glacier Village, 7856 , South Westland, New Zealand

  •    +64 (03) 752 0230

  •    0800 423 262


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