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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