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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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US$85.71*
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Kayak Adventure from Franz Josef Glacier
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US$108.07*
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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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“lake mapourika” (44 reviews)
“kayak trip” (17 reviews)
“kiwi sanctuary” (16 reviews)
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Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7856, New Zealand
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+64 3-752 0230
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Thank Bernard T
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Thank Bridget C
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Thank Tom H
Reviewed 4 days ago

Here's the overall breakdown of our booking, made through Glacier Country Kayaks: -Heli-Hike And Paddle Combo Tour (where we chose a sunset kayak as opposed to the 9am kayak) -Helicopter Line Heli-hike Check-in at 11am ($450 pp) guided by Franz Josef Glacier Guides -Glacier Country...More

Thank Christina J
Glacierkayaks, Owner at Glacier Country Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Christina, Thanks for your review about our Helipaddle combo tour. Sounds like it was disappointing that your Helihike did not go ahead, but it is explained in the email that the Helihike's do not always operate and that the amount is payable upon arrival...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We went for an 8am kayak trip on Lake Mapourika for in total 3 hours with our guide Brett. His knowledge about the lake, nearby glaciers, Kiwis and a lot of other wildlife, as well as the Maouri culture was astonishing and made it not...More

Thank Ellen S
GlacierLakeTours, Front Office Manager at Glacier Country Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi Ellen, Thanks for an awesome 5 star review. I'll be sure to pass your kind words onto Brett. Safe travels and enjoy the rest of NZ! Cheers, Maddie

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you don't feel comfortable going up on a helicopter to the glacier, kayaking and contemplating the reflection of Franz Joseph's glacier on the lake is a wonderful way to experience the beautiful glacial landscape contrasted with the rainforest that skirts the lake. The guides'...More

Thank dolphinsights
GlacierLakeTours, Front Office Manager at Glacier Country Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

We are glad you loved our beautiful lake as much as we do, it certaintly is a the most peaceful way to appreciate the area. Thanks for the 5 star review. Maddie

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great kayak and walk with Laura. She was really well informed about the history and geography of the area. It was a fun way to learn about Lake Mapourika and the beautiful flora and fauna of Franz Josef. A fantastic way to...More

Thank Liz C
GlacierLakeTours, Front Office Manager at Glacier Country Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hey Liz, I'll be sure to pass on your kind words to Lozza! Enjoy the van life. Cheers, Maddie

Reviewed 1 week ago

Incredible 3 hour sunset kayak tour with Laura guiding us on the lake, explaining the geological history of the lake and the glacier and pointing out wildlife. We kayaked through this hidden narrow stream that was so calm the water was pure glass. Amazing experience...More

Thank Danielle S
GlacierLakeTours, Front Office Manager at Glacier Country Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi Danielle, Thank you for taking the time to review us. We are stoked to hear you had a fantastic time on your tour with Laura. All the best with the rest of your travels. Maddie

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GlacierLakeTours, Front Office Manager at Glacier Country Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in Franz Josef specifically for this adventure and it did not disappoint! Our guide, Jonny, was excellent - genuine and knowledgeable. The lake was beautiful, surrounded by beautiful mountains with low hanging cloud. So picturesque! The walk in the kiwi sanctuary was lovely,...More

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

Hi Meg, Thanks for the awesome review. We are glad you enjoyed paddling around our piece of paradise! Safe Travels, Maddie

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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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Response from Glacierkayaks | Property representative |
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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