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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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Kayak Adventure from Franz Josef Glacier
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Kayak and Walk Adventure from Franz Josef Glacier
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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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+64 3-752 0230
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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Thank Kingy322
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We took the classic kayak trip, about three and a half hours including 15 minute drive to and from Franz Josef. It was a beautiful setting - very calm water and helpful guides so good for inexperienced kayakers. As well as great views, the trip...More

Thank HayleyMace
Glacierkayaks, Manager at Glacier Country Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Hayley, Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review. So glad that you had a good time with us and I hope you had a great time in Franz Josef. Many thanks, Reiss

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived in Franz Joseph on Thursday 9/11/17. Read great reviews about this kayak tour on trip advisor so booked onto the kayak and walk trip for 10/11/17. Amazing experience, would highly recommend. The guides were very knowledgable and passionate about their work and information given...More

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

Hi Jo and Dan, Thanks for taking the time to write us a great review! You were very lucky with the weather we don't get days like that here very often! Safe Travels! Maddie

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went only a couple of weeks ago whilst still travelling NZ, GREAT way to see close up of lake. Laura and Reis were great guides with fun attitudes and knowledgable, had a great arvo and honestly would recommend for just over $100, you're looked...More

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

Hey Emma, Great to hear you enjoyed your tour with us, it is always great receiving positive feedback to pass onto our guides. Thanks Maddie

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our guide, Jonny, made sure we were safe and could handle the kayak. We had a glorious afternoon on the lake and stopped off for a walk and a hot drink on a lovely bird reserve. Jonny explained the local fauna and flora. We explored...More

Thank Phillippa W
Glacierkayaks, Front Office Manager at Glacier Country Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Phillippa, We are very pleased to hear you enjoyed your tour with Jonny! Thanks for the positive feedback. Safe Travels, Maddie

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went for kayaking on 7 October 9 am. It was just four of us in the trip. Johnny who was our guide was awesome. Right when we reach the office , he was already outside the office greeting us. The whole kayak trip was...More

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

Hi, Thanks for taking the time to write us a glowing review. We love sharing our beautiful home with you. Cheers, Maddie

Reviewed 18 October 2017

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

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Reviewed 18 October 2017

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

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Reviewed 15 October 2017

The guides were very friendly and knowledgeable, and led the trip very well. Good equipment and handy instructions. Would do it again if I'm ever in that part of the world.

Thank kritika b
Glacierkayaks, Front Office Manager at Glacier Country Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2017

Hi Kritika, Thanks for taking the time to write us a review. It is always great to get positive feedback- if you are ever in town again, come and stop by! Cheers, Maddie

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robena88
7 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
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
30 March 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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