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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 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful trip with group kayaking. Guides were loverly and full of knowledge. Overall top thing to do in town! Even got some smashing pictures and a warm jacket for the ride home after jumping off the pier!

Thank Anna W
Glacierkayaks, Front Office Manager at Glacier Country Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hey, Thanks very much for the review. Glad you had an awesome time- very brave of you to be swimming at this time of year! Cheers.

Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank jessvonnie
Glacierkayaks, Front Office Manager at Glacier Country Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had such a fun time kayaking on the beautiful Lake Mapourika! Thanks to the guides Sarina and Mike you are awesome. 10/10 (or 5/5 in this case) would recommend!

Thank caaaaaaaz
Glacierkayaks, Owner at Glacier Country Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi ya, Thanks for the nice review and sounds like you were also a great help on the trip yourself! Cheers, Dale

Reviewed 9 May 2017

Zak was a great tour guide for us during our kayak on lake Mapourika, he was helpful, knowledgable and good fun. The kayaking itself was amazing and we would not hesitate in recommending it to anyone visiting Franz Josef!

Thank Allanah M
Glacierkayaks, Owner at Glacier Country Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Allanah, Thank you for the great review and the recommendation to other travellers! Cheers

Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

What a beautiful day kayaking on Lake Mapourika. The scenery was stunning & it was really enjoyable to chill & explore. Our guide, Mike, made the day fun & interesting with his excellent knowledge of the area & great sense of humour. It definitely made...More

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Glacierkayaks, Owner at Glacier Country Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi There, Thanks for the great review! We get more and more hooked every single time we go out there still as well! Glad you enjoyed the photos :) Cheers, Dale

Reviewed 6 May 2017

We travelled in a group of 4 and went on a kayak tour with Glacier Country Kayaks. Our guide was Zach and he was great - very friendly and knowledgeable. The lake we went to was breathtaking and Zach took some great photos for us....More

Thank NurseAsh
Glacierkayaks, Manager at Glacier Country Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2017

Hey there! Glad to hear that you had a fun trip. Thanks for sharing and come back again soon. Cheers!

Reviewed 5 May 2017

We had a great time kayaking on a beautiful mirror like lake. Our experience as well as pictures were amazing, as were those provided by the tour company. Our guide was very helpful, knowledgable and fun!! I was ready to be done paddling by the...More

Thank Duane K
Glacierkayaks, Manager at Glacier Country Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2017

Hey Duane! Thanks for letting us know how much you enjoyed the trip. Keep paddling! Cheers!

Reviewed 3 May 2017

100% recommended activity to spend a few hours in this village. Kayaking in the lake is the perfect way to enjoy this peaceful place and enjoy the stunning views plus the instructors make it really fun and friendly atmosphere. My instructor was Mike and he...More

Thank rebecalabanda
Glacierkayaks, Manager at Glacier Country Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2017

Hey there! We're happy to hear that you had a great trip. We're definitely lucky to have a team of guides who love what they do and love to share this beautiful spot with people from around the world. Thanks for joining us. See you...More

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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?
15 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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