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Glacier Country Kayaks

Open today: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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“kiwi sanctuary”(17 reviews)
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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...more
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Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7856, New Zealand
+64 3-752 0230
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Reviewed 9 January 2011

We decided to go on the afternoon guided tour today, and can honestly say I really enjoyed myself. It was my first time kayaking and Wayne explained everything relating to kayaking in detail. I also enjoyed listening to his detailed explanation of the surroundings. Needless...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

the lake was beautiful...initially paddling was little tough but later on we could do it well..and the trek was beautiful too!! it was a great experience all together

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We did our sunset kayak with our guide Ferret who was simply PHENOMENAL. He was incredibly passionate about what he does and is extremely knowledgeable about the wildlife and nature in the area. ABSOLUTELY LOVED every minute of it!

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Had an awesome day with Haile as a guide! Her cheery personality made the whole trip even better! She was super knowledgeable and easy to talk to. We had great weather and a lot of fun! Thank you!

Thank Lensche987
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Even with a grey overcast sky this experience cruising on the stunning lake was an opportunity to see the beauty of this unspoilt region. Dale, our guide, was very knowledgable and explained everything about the history of the lake, the glacier, and the wildlife. During...More

Thank KayS822
Reviewed 5 days ago

Done a kayaking tour in Lake Mapourika, it's a beautiful morning with awesome staff, William and our kayaking guide Hayley, very informative and cheerful, all of us in the group had a wonderful morning. My friend and I did the double kayak together, staying in...More

Thank patatayan
Reviewed 1 week ago

The activity started with meeting our fresh faced, smiling, enthusiastic guide and a short but picturesque drive from Franz Josef. Once at the lake we were given a run down on the equipment and itinerary for the activity. The equipment supplied meant no wet bums...More

Thank Turnoff
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such a beautiful lake and the guide was knowledgable, personable and fun! Felt like a private tour and was so reasonably priced!!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thanks Ferret for an amazing trip!! I did the 4h trip and had the best time ever. It feels incredibly peaceful out there in the water. I was lucky enough to catch a view of the southern alps behind the clouds for a bit!😍 Walking...More

Thank Navigator125672
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love the small group size of this kayak tour. We had great fun in Lake Mapourika and paddled safe under the good guidance of Will and Joe. Highly recommended!

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

Hi, Thanks for taking the time to write us a review. Great to hear that you enjoyed your tour with Will and Joe! All the best with the rest of your travels. Maddie

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow!what an amazing experience, I went there with my friend and trust me when I say that I don't regret going there, they have an awesome team,friendly and their communication skills are on point. It was not only an adventure but a learning experience and...More

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GlacierLakeTours, Manager at Glacier Country Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi, We are glad you enjoyed your experience with us. Our guides pride themselves on their knowledge of our beautiful area, great to hear that you enjoyed learning about our country! All the best with your travels. Maddie

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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
8 September 2017|
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
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