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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 5 days ago via mobile

First time in Franz Josef, NZ. Mike and Jesse were so well informed of the area with loads of knowledge and fun facts. They were super funny which made for a great time. Super patient and willing to give all the info to make the...More

Thank CourtAlexander
Glacierkayaks, Front Office Manager at Glacier Country Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hey, Fantastic to hear that you a wonderful time out on the lake with us! Thanks for the review! Cheers, Maddie

Reviewed 1 week ago

We made a last minute booking here for a group of four and it was well worth the money. The conditions made the tour especially spectacular - the lake was so calm, the surface was like glass which made for some amazing photos (included in...More

Thank Tilda D
Glacierkayaks, Front Office Manager at Glacier Country Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hey Tilda, Great to hear you enjoyed your time with us out on the beautiful Lake Mapourika. Thanks for your review! Cheers, Maddie

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was initially reluctant to go because I'd recently been kayaking in the Philippines for a fraction of the cost but my friend convinced me it would be worth it. And boy was it worth it. The scenery is just unbelievable and the photos they...More

Thank nathann007
Glacierkayaks, Front Office Manager at Glacier Country Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Nathan, Thanks for your amazing review- we are stoked to hear you enjoyed your tour with us! Safe travels,

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We made a last minute booking here on a winters day, and did the classic guided tour on Lake Mapourika. The guide (Jesse) was great and all of the equipment and wet weather clothing was provided. The company also took photos for us with their...More

Thank Bradley E
Glacierkayaks, Front Office Manager at Glacier Country Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hey Bradley, Thanks for your review! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your tour with Jesse! All the best with the rest of your travels! Cheers,

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great kayaking half day trip. Mike our guide, was friendly and knowledgable. He took all the photos so we didnt have to worry about taking cameras. Lake Mapourika is a magical mirrored lake. Perfect on a sunny day and in the cloud...More

Thank Bayleigh29
Glacierkayaks, Front Office Manager at Glacier Country Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hey Bayleigh, Thanks for the great review! We are glad you had an awesome time out on the lake with Mike! Cheers, Maddie

Reviewed July 11, 2017

We went out with Mike, who was a real delight, informative and funny for a 3 hour kayak on Lake Mapourika. It was one of the most astonishing experiences we had over our 3 weeks travels around NZ. The lake was like a mirror and...More

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Glacierkayaks, Front Office Manager at Glacier Country Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded July 13, 2017

Hey, Thanks for the awesome review! The reflections on the lake are just incredible especially with the calm weather we have been having lately! Enjoy the rest of your travels. Cheers,

Reviewed July 7, 2017 via mobile

Excellent experience of kayaking out on Lake Mapourika, only a short drive from Franz Josef. Our guide Mike was very friendly and knowledgeable in the area and offered information on the Kiwi programme and history of the area. Mike also took cracking pics which we...More

Thank Darren C
Glacierkayaks, Front Office Manager at Glacier Country Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded July 13, 2017

Hey Darren, Thank for the review! We are pleased you had an excellent experience, the views at this time of the year sure are breathtaking! Safe Travels!

Reviewed June 16, 2017

WOW !!!!! Had an amazing afternoon in kayaks with a great group of people out on Lake Mapourika. Guides were full of interesting local knowledge. An absolute 'must do' when in Franz Josef. Thanks heaps to the Glacier Country Kayak crew.

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Glacierkayaks, Front Office Manager at Glacier Country Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded June 22, 2017

Hey, Great to hear you had a fantastic afternoon. Thanks for the review! Cheers

Reviewed June 5, 2017

This has been the first time that I went on a guided kayaking tour and let me say it was definitely worth it. Mike our guide knew a lot about the area and gave us some really interesting input. Due to the fact that we...More

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Glacierkayaks, Owner at Glacier Country Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded June 7, 2017

Hi There, Thanks for the shinning review! Its magical on the lake at the moment and so nice having it all to ourselves! Cheers,

Reviewed June 3, 2017

Had a great morning out on the lake with Cliff. We went in winter, there were no other boats on the water and it was just us. Set off in mist and came back to stunning sights of the surrounding mountains.

Thank luzz89
Glacierkayaks, Owner at Glacier Country Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded June 7, 2017

Hi There, Thank you for your great review! Its absolutely stunning out on the lake at this time of year! Cheers

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Shreya H
June 15, 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
March 30, 2017|
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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
January 23, 2017|
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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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