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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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome morning spent with johnny our guide, very informative and a great laugh. Gave us heaps of info and the photos we received are so good! 100% recommend this tour for great views and a bit of history about the area.

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

Hi Nic, Thanks for the awesome feedback which we will be sure to pass onto Jonny. Thanks again for paddling with us. Safe travels, Maddie

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our glacier hike was cancelled due to bad weather, so we wandered into the shop. We thought it was a bit pricey for a kayak and hike, but went ahead anyway. Our guide Johnny made all the difference. Entertaining and informative, he pointed out which...More

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

Hi, Thanks for taking the time to write us a review. We are glad to hear we surpassed your expectations! Enjoy the rest of your travels. Cheers, Maddie

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed kayaking on lake Mapourika with our guides Jesse & Jonny! The guys were really informative and fun. We didn't have perfect conditions; the wind made the lake choppy so it wasn't very reflective and there was a big cloud in front of...More

Thank Danielle P
Glacierkayaks, Owner at Glacier Country Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi, Thanks for the great review, we are glad you had such an awesome time out there with Jonny and Jesse! Enjoy the rest of your travels. Cheers

Reviewed 8 September 2017

Our heli-hike was cancelled and we looked for something else to do in Franz Josef. Besides the glacier and restaurants there is not too much. We found this place, but there were no tours available due to the time of day we walked in. The...More

Thank timothy m
Glacierkayaks, Front Office Manager at Glacier Country Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2017

Hi Timothy, Thanks for your great review! We are glad you had a great trip out with Jesse (aka The Juice!) thanks for the positive feedback. Enjoy the rest of your travels. Cheers, Maddie

Reviewed 31 August 2017

I would highly recommend this activity. The beautiful Lake Mapourika reflecting the mountains and scenery. The guide is very knowledgeable and has a great sense of humor. You can take the leisurely pace and soak it all up all go to your level of fitness....More

Thank LFord78
Glacierkayaks, Front Office Manager at Glacier Country Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2017

Hi, Thanks so much for your review! We are glad to hear you enjoyed your paddle with us! Cheers,

Reviewed 23 August 2017

We went to Mapourika Lake with Mike as our guide from Glacier Country Kayaks. It was foggy when we started and so eerie, but as the fog lifted we were treated to the most amazing views of the snow capped mountains behind. Mike was funny...More

Thank SarahJacko4
Glacierkayaks, Front Office Manager at Glacier Country Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2017

Hi Sarah, Thanks for taking the time to post such a awesome review! We love our little piece of paradise and we are stoked to hear you enjoyed yourselves. Happy travels, Maddie

Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

An activity that totally exceeds your expectations. We've experienced an amazing day out on the lake. The weather was great, which turned the lake into a mirror. Our guide was very knowledgeable, professional and made us feel comfortable at all times. The views were even...More

Thank Simon V
Glacierkayaks, Front Office Manager at Glacier Country Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2017

Hi Simon, Thanks for giving us an awesome review! Its always great to receive feedback like this, and we are pleased you enjoyed your trip! Cheers, Maddie

Reviewed 16 August 2017 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 17 August 2017

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

Reviewed 8 August 2017

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 16 August 2017

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

Reviewed 23 July 2017 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

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Glacierkayaks, Front Office Manager at Glacier Country Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2017

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

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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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