Lake Mapourika, West Coast 7886, New Zealand
Kayak Beside Franz Josef GlacierWhile Franz Josef Glacier is impressive and definitely warrants being explored on its own or from the skies, nearby sits the magnificent Lake Mapourika.
In the morning it sits so still, its reflection is like a mirror of the towering glaciers and peaks above, creating the perfect photograph. At sunset, one of the best activities in the area is to go on a kayak tour of the lake, taking in all of the nature and wildlife along the shores and creeks. Paddling back to the dock, you'll pass in front of the incredible mountains, giving some of the best views in the area.