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Glacier Country Kayaks

Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7856, New Zealand
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4-hour Lake Mapourika Kayak and Hike adventure, with Okarito Kiwi Sanctuary
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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 1 week ago via mobile

Had a beautiful afternoon with our kayaking guide at the lake Mapourika. I dont knw how to swim but still the guide gave me full confidence about my safety and well i aced it I believe 😅. The lake was so still we could see...More

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GlacierLakeTours, Front Office Manager at Glacier Country Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Jai, Thanks heaps for coming out on the lake with us - we're glad you enjoyed your trip! See you around town, Laura

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The entire experience was incredible, from start to finish. Our tour guide, Will, drove us in a van to the location with the kayaks. He then gave brief instructions on how to put on the gear that was provided and how to paddle. He helped...More

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GlacierLakeTours, Front Office Manager at Glacier Country Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Brianna, It sounds like you had a fantastic morning on the lake with Will. We have been having some gorgeous mornings recently and with all the snow on the mountains it's a pretty spectacular experience I would have to agree! Thanks for your fantastic...More

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Reviewed 18 May 2018

We initially planned to stay for only a half day in Franz Josef, but inclement weather at our next destination allowed us to stay in Franz Josef for an additional day, where we opted to take the kayak tour after stunning reviews. We weren't disappointed!...More

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GlacierLakeTours, Front Office Manager at Glacier Country Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi there, Thanks for your awesome review! We are glad you enjoyed your tour with us and then free photos! Enjoy the rest of your travels. Maddie

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silent84
2 April 2018|
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Response from GlacierLakeTours | Property representative |
Hi, Yes we operate tours all year around. With your level of experience I would recommend booking the Discovery Kayak this is our shorter tour of 1.5 hours and is great for beginner kayakers. In August it will still be... More
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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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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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