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Glacier Country Lake Tours

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Franz Josef, New Zealand
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About Glacier Country Lake Tours
Scenic Cruises and Fishing Charters on Lake Mapourika. Locally owned and operated in Franz Josef Glacier. (now: Franz Josef Wilderness Tours)
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heirsback wrote a review Aug 2020
Tauranga, New Zealand85 contributions29 helpful votes
We were given tickets for this cruise as a birthday present. We were not disappointed! The guide and tour itself was awesome! The day was magical, the lake was glass like and we also enjoyed the small hike on the other side. Definitely recommend!
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Graham S wrote a review Jul 2020
Ashburton, New Zealand87 contributions44 helpful votes
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Beautiful part of our country. Thanks to Captain Jake and Dale for a fantastic morning on Lake Mapourika. Jake's knowledge of the area, the lake and surrounding area was outstanding and he was willing to answer all our questions. While the cruise around the lake was breathtaking the easy walk through the forest was amazing. The explanation on how the forest regenerates and the life cycle of different plants all made sense. Their endeavors to remove predators to ensure the well being of the kiwi in the area displayed what must be a true passion for the area and what they are doing. As Jake said 'you couldn't get a better office than this' If you are in the area, head out to the Lake, if you are not here, you should be!
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Date of experience: July 2020
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shaun_chelsea wrote a review Jul 2020
Christchurch, New Zealand12 contributions4 helpful votes
Wow, what a fantastic way to see some of the most untouched parts of Nz. The perfect way to spend a couple of hours cruising Lake Mapourika. Our guide was exceptional and his knowledge of the area extensive. Even though my 10 year old son thinks he’s on holiday he learnt heaps.......not that he’d admit it. If in this neck of the woods as definite must do.
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Postiebike wrote a review Jul 2020
Palmerston North, New Zealand5 contributions
Top notch fishing tour, expert guide and a great day out. Amazing spot for seeing the surrounding mountains. Really special experience. Perfect from pickup to drop off
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Philippa43 wrote a review Jul 2020
Wellington, New Zealand83 contributions18 helpful votes
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We had an amazing two hours on Lake Mapourika with Jake as our skipper/tour guide. You were able to be outside taking photos from either end of the boat , or sit comfortablly inside. It was a beautiful day and we were the only boat on the lake. We saw a Kotuku, Black swans with their chicks and many other birds. The views of the mountains were stunning. I would love to go back and do the kayaking tour.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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