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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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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 30 April 2017

When we booked our tour the Kayak Classic we were lucky enough to be the only ones on the lake. The lake Mapourika reflects beautifully when the water is still. I loved how our tour guide Zach took photos for us. Our guide had a...More

Thank Schroeder1017
Glacierkayaks, Manager at Glacier Country Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2017

Hey there! Glad to hear that you enjoyed your trip with Zak. He's an awesome guide! The sandflies are definitely something to consider, but keep in mind, they are quite fussy about who they nibble on ... you must be one of the lucky ones!...More

Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

Have been twice now as it is such a great activity no matter the weather! The guides are fun but always have your safety in mind. Beautiful lake to paddle on and get some great pictures with the bonus of getting free photos taken from...More

Thank Jessica B
Glacierkayaks, Manager at Glacier Country Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2017

Hey Jessica! Thanks for joining us not once, but twice! Thanks for sharing your experience! Cheers!

Reviewed 25 April 2017

Very enjoyable way to visit the Lake. We took the evening kayak and it was stunning!! The beauty of the place speaks for itselt

Thank travelquality2015
Glacierkayaks, Manager at Glacier Country Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2017

Hey there! This is definitely a place filled with natural beauty around every corner. Glad to hear that you enjoyed it. Cheers!

Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

We were lucky enough to have a stunning day out on Lake Mapourika for our three hour kayak adventure. The views are breathtaking out there. The guide was very experienced and made it a really fun trip. I'd highly recommend this for anyone out seeking...More

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Glacierkayaks, Manager at Glacier Country Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2017

Hey Nicki! We're glad to hear that you enjoyed yourself. Thanks for sharing! Cheers!

Reviewed 19 April 2017

Not feeling like dropping a grand on a 20 minute helicopter ride for our family of 4, we opted instead for the kayak tour with Glacier Country Kayaks. The guys doing the tour were great, we were fortunate with the weather too and our kids...More

Thank emwctigers
Glacierkayaks, Manager at Glacier Country Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2017

Hey there! Thanks so much for sharing your experience. We're happy to hear that you enjoyed yourselves. Cheers!

Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

What a stunning place! Izzy took us out on the lake for the Discovery Tour with our 8-month old, Finn. What a pleasure! It couldn't have been a better first kayak trip for our new family! Izzy was fantastic, knowledgable and fun, and Finn was...More

Thank Andrew J
Glacierkayaks, Manager at Glacier Country Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2017

Hey Andrew! We're so glad to hear that you enjoyed yourself. Izzy is fantastic at what she does. Thanks for sharing!

Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Great company, took a trip w donkey and mike and they were informative, personal, and quite funny and charismatic as well. Highly recommend, find them across from the glacier guides, rain or shine!

Thank Nicole T
Glacierkayaks, Manager at Glacier Country Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2017

Hey Nicole! We're glad you had fun ... so did we! Keep paddling!! Cheers!

Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

You check in at the office & are then driven up to Lake Mapourika for safety briefing, kitting out & we're off. 2 guides took us on a 3 hour paddle across the lake & up to the Okarito kiwi sanctuary. It rained throughout, but...More

Thank Alan H
Glacierkayaks, Manager at Glacier Country Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2017

Hey Alan! We love paddling in all weather, but there's something magical about being out there in the rain. Thanks for sharing your experience!

Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

I am studying abroad in Australia from the United States, and took a holiday to NZ with a few friends. I did this as a second choice to the heli-Glacier hike, but I've got to say that I'm glad I went with this activity. I've...More

Thank Hailey R
Glacierkayaks, Manager at Glacier Country Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2017

Hey Hailey! Thanks for sharing your experience! Lake Mapourika is definitely an amazing place to discover from a kayak ... especially with Zak as a guide. Have fun in Australia! Cheers!

Reviewed 8 April 2017

Our guide Zach made sure we had an excellent kayak trip. His knowledge of the wildlife and history of Franz Josef was so impressive, I felt like I had learned more in this single kayak trip than I had in the past 6 months staying...More

Thank Lisa H
Glacierkayaks, Manager at Glacier Country Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2017

Hey Lisa! It's great to hear that you got so much out of your trip. Zak is definitely a top notch guide. Thanks for sharing your experience!

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Shreya H
hi I will be coming with a group of 5, can we share kayaks as my mum would not be able to paddle for long? also are there any issues with the water being too icy?
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
Hi, can I play kayaking if I am not able to swim?
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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Charo S
I have never kayaked before. Is that okay? We ard planning to come in September and I really want this experience.
24 January 2017|
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Response from Glacierkayaks | Property representative |
Hey there! Thanks for your message. That is absolutely fine. Our guides are top notch, and will do everything they can to ensure that you are comfortable and have the best experience possible. We would love to have you come... More
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