Day 4: Franz Josef

Early morning you might want to seize the opportunity for an exhilarating helicopter flight above the majestic glaciers.

Thereafter journey across Lake Mapourika, where you’ll enjoy exclusive access to private rainforest trail through the captivating Okarito Kiwi Sanctuary. Stepping off the boat, you’ll find yourself transported into a Jurassic rainforest, like entering another world!

Experience the pristine beauty of old-growth rainforest, untouched and preserved in its natural state. This haven is home to abundant birdlife, including the graceful white herons and New Zealand’s native bush birds.


  • Breakfast
  • Cruise and Nature Walk Lake Mapourika