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Glacier Country Kayaks

Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7856, New Zealand
+64 3-752 0230
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Kayak and Walk Adventure from Franz Josef Glacier
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A unique kayak adventure across Lake Mapourika, created by the mighty Franz Josef Glacier. We experience amazing panoramic views of the glaciers and southern alps, mirror like water and also explore a Kiwi Conservation area amongst some of Westland's oldest untouched rainforest. Free photos are included with each tour!
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Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7856, New Zealand
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Reviewed 11 July 2017

We went out with Mike, who was a real delight, informative and funny for a 3 hour kayak on Lake Mapourika. It was one of the most astonishing experiences we had over our 3 weeks travels around NZ. The lake was like a mirror and...More

Thank pk22016
Glacierkayaks, Front Office Manager at Glacier Country Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2017

Hey, Thanks for the awesome review! The reflections on the lake are just incredible especially with the calm weather we have been having lately! Enjoy the rest of your travels. Cheers,

Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

Excellent experience of kayaking out on Lake Mapourika, only a short drive from Franz Josef. Our guide Mike was very friendly and knowledgeable in the area and offered information on the Kiwi programme and history of the area. Mike also took cracking pics which we...More

Thank Darren C
Glacierkayaks, Front Office Manager at Glacier Country Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2017

Hey Darren, Thank for the review! We are pleased you had an excellent experience, the views at this time of the year sure are breathtaking! Safe Travels!

Reviewed 17 June 2017

WOW !!!!! Had an amazing afternoon in kayaks with a great group of people out on Lake Mapourika. Guides were full of interesting local knowledge. An absolute 'must do' when in Franz Josef. Thanks heaps to the Glacier Country Kayak crew.

Thank jessvonnie
Glacierkayaks, Front Office Manager at Glacier Country Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 23 June 2017

Hey, Great to hear you had a fantastic afternoon. Thanks for the review! Cheers

Reviewed 6 June 2017

This has been the first time that I went on a guided kayaking tour and let me say it was definitely worth it. Mike our guide knew a lot about the area and gave us some really interesting input. Due to the fact that we...More

Thank Vanessa a
Glacierkayaks, Owner at Glacier Country Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2017

Hi There, Thanks for the shinning review! Its magical on the lake at the moment and so nice having it all to ourselves! Cheers,

Reviewed 4 June 2017

Had a great morning out on the lake with Cliff. We went in winter, there were no other boats on the water and it was just us. Set off in mist and came back to stunning sights of the surrounding mountains.

Thank luzz89
Glacierkayaks, Owner at Glacier Country Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2017

Hi There, Thank you for your great review! Its absolutely stunning out on the lake at this time of year! Cheers

Reviewed 3 June 2017

Had such a fun time kayaking on the beautiful Lake Mapourika! Thanks to the guides Sarina and Mike you are awesome. 10/10 (or 5/5 in this case) would recommend!

Thank caaaaaaaz
Glacierkayaks, Owner at Glacier Country Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2017

Hi ya, Thanks for the nice review and sounds like you were also a great help on the trip yourself! Cheers, Dale

Reviewed 10 May 2017

Zak was a great tour guide for us during our kayak on lake Mapourika, he was helpful, knowledgable and good fun. The kayaking itself was amazing and we would not hesitate in recommending it to anyone visiting Franz Josef!

Thank Allanah M
Glacierkayaks, Owner at Glacier Country Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2017

Hi Allanah, Thank you for the great review and the recommendation to other travellers! Cheers

Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

What a beautiful day kayaking on Lake Mapourika. The scenery was stunning & it was really enjoyable to chill & explore. Our guide, Mike, made the day fun & interesting with his excellent knowledge of the area & great sense of humour. It definitely made...More

Thank Sunnylady_8484
Glacierkayaks, Owner at Glacier Country Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2017

Hi There, Thanks for the great review! We get more and more hooked every single time we go out there still as well! Glad you enjoyed the photos :) Cheers, Dale

Reviewed 7 May 2017

We travelled in a group of 4 and went on a kayak tour with Glacier Country Kayaks. Our guide was Zach and he was great - very friendly and knowledgeable. The lake we went to was breathtaking and Zach took some great photos for us....More

Thank NurseAsh
Glacierkayaks, Manager at Glacier Country Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2017

Hey there! Glad to hear that you had a fun trip. Thanks for sharing and come back again soon. Cheers!

Reviewed 5 May 2017

We had a great time kayaking on a beautiful mirror like lake. Our experience as well as pictures were amazing, as were those provided by the tour company. Our guide was very helpful, knowledgable and fun!! I was ready to be done paddling by the...More

Thank Duane K
Glacierkayaks, Manager at Glacier Country Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2017

Hey Duane! Thanks for letting us know how much you enjoyed the trip. Keep paddling! Cheers!

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robena88
8 September 2017|
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Response from Glacierkayaks | Property representative |
Hi, around that time of year is a nice time to go kayaking on the lake. for the calmest times of day I would recommend a morning tour or our sunset tours as this is when the wind is generally the lightest. I hope this helps... More
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Shreya H
16 June 2017|
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Response from Glacierkayaks | Property representative |
Hi Shreya, With a group of 5 your mother will likely end up paddling with the guide in a double kayak and we will pair up the rest of your group into our stable double kayaks. That way it's perfectly fine if she doesn't... More
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Joann T
31 March 2017|
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Hi Joann, You don't need to be able to swim to come kayaking with us. You will be provided with a life jacket and there will always be a guide with the group. Please don't hesitate to ask if there should be any other... More
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