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Cruise & Rainforest Walk provided by Glacier Country Lake Tours

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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Updated 03/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 03/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Enjoy our premium cruise across the idyllic calm waters of Lake Mapourika which includes a guided walk through a private rainforest trail and kiwi sanctuary. Only accessible by boat, this area is part of a Kiwi Conservation area and is home to many of New Zealand's Native Birds. Your local skipper and guide will lead you through the trail at your own pace, while providing unique insight about the region. This is some of the oldest untouched rainforest in South Westland and is reminiscent to that of the Jurassic Era!
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Lake Mapourika Recreational Area
    Or, you can also get picked up
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    Lake Mapourika
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    Gently cruise across Lake Mapourika taking in the Panoramic views of the Franz Josef Glacier and the Southern Alps. Enjoy a guided walk through our private rainforest trail in the Okarito Kiwi Sanctuary.
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  • You'll end at
    Lake Mapourika Recreational Area
    Waiho 7886, New Zealand
    Lake Mapourika Jetty Bay. If you're meeting us here please let us know via email or phone call in advance.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Lake Mapourika Recreational Area, Waiho 7886, New Zealand
Duration
2h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Restroom on board
  • Courtesy Transport (if required)
  • Local Guide
  • Entry/Admission - Lake Mapourika
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Graham S wrote a review Jul 2020
Ashburton, New Zealand87 contributions44 helpful votes
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Beautiful part of our country. Thanks to Captain Jake and Dale for a fantastic morning on Lake Mapourika. Jake's knowledge of the area, the lake and surrounding area was outstanding and he was willing to answer all our questions. While the cruise around the lake was
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Discover36490135929 wrote a review Mar 2020
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We were three senior couples looking for a leisurely excursion around FJ Glacier. This cruise and rainforest walk was a gem. Jake, our guide, was very personable and knowledgeable. He made this 2 1/2 hour excursion very pleasurable. Our excursion was enhanced with excellent
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from GlacierLakeTours, Front Office Manager at Cruise & Rainforest Walk
Responded 29 Jun 2020
Hi, Thanks for leaving Jake a 5 star review! Its great to hear you had an excellent day out on the lake with him! Kind regards, Teana
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Brya M wrote a review Mar 2020
Chicago, Illinois18 contributions3 helpful votes
We had a great time onboard the boat with our skipper, Jake. The cruise was so relaxing and serene out on the water. Jake was super informative and told us about the trees and birds as we cruised by. The walk was very cool and Jake made it so much fun while still being
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Response from GlacierLakeTours, Front Office Manager at Cruise & Rainforest Walk
Responded 14 Mar 2020
Hi, Thank you for such a great review of your tour and of Jake. We're really happy you enjoyed your time out on the lake with us and enjoyed the free pictures too! We hope you enjoy the remainder of your travels in NZ. Kind Regards Howie
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Richard wrote a review Feb 2020
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We had lost of fun on the cruise and walk. Especially the shipper was a nice guy joking around and telling a lot about the lake, telling stuff about the forest and spotting birds.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from GlacierLakeTours, Front Office Manager at Cruise & Rainforest Walk
Responded 3 Mar 2020
Hi, Thanks for taking the time to leave Jake a kind review! Sounds like you had a great time out on the Cruise and Walk with Jake learning about all the local flora and fauna! We hope you enjoy the rest of your travels! Kind regards, Teana
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USCKaboom wrote a review Feb 2020
New York City, New York5,122 contributions560 helpful votes
We came by Glacier Country Lake Tours when our glacier helicopter hike was canceled. But it shouldn’t be a backup plan. They were able to squeeze 4 of us in the afternoon for kayak and hike. It was a beautiful day. The water was gorgeous. Our guides were extremely knowledgeable.
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Response from GlacierLakeTours, Front Office Manager at Cruise & Rainforest Walk
Responded 9 Feb 2020
Hi, Thanks for taking the time to leave the team a 5 star review! We're sorry to hear your Helihike was cancelled, but its great to hear you enjoyed your time out on the Cruise and Walk with us despite the weather! We hope you enjoy the rest of your travels around NZ! Kind regards, Teana
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heirsback
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Amazing cruise on a beautiful day!
We were given tickets for this cruise as a birthday present. We were not disappointed! The guide and tour itself wa
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Shaun H
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Awesome afternoon.
Wow, what a fantastic way to see some of the most untouched parts of Nz. The perfect way to spend a couple of hours
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Postiebike77
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Great Day on The Lake
Top notch fishing tour, expert guide and a great day out. Amazing spot for seeing the surrounding mountains. Really
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Philippa W
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Lake Mapourika cruise
We had an amazing two hours on Lake Mapourika with Jake as our skipper/tour guide. You were able to be outside ta
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G8300VTrobertg
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A magical morning cruise
Lake Mapourika is beautiful from the waters edge but what you see from the shore is a fraction of the views when yo
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Sezah1986
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Wonderful Family Cruise
Jake took our family (2 adults and 2 kids under 10) on a great afternoon cruise around the lake. He was very knowle
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jgabothwell
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Cheshire Girls
Fantastic trip thanks so much Dale, for a wonderful experience great knowledge and interesting stories. I would hig
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Navigator539839
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Excellent cruise with Jake and Stephanie!
This is a small group cruise and we thoroughly enjoyed it. We had Jake and Stephanie on our cruise and they were
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John F
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We had an amazing lake cruise with Jake
We arrived late afternoon and went on the early evening cruise. The lake was like glass and it was really still an
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WoodlandsMike
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Excellent Lake Adventure
Superb scenic lake cruise with Skipper Dingy. Learned so much about this glacier kettle lake, its birds, trees, fis
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18hannahj
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Bloody FANTASTIC, you WILL NOT be disappointed!
Into Fishing? Not into Fishing? It doesn't matter! Hop on board the Hanna K with Jake and go find yourself a fish!
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I7196WPseanc
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Great Fishing Charter
My two oldest boys and i decided we needed to do a bit of fishing while in Franz Joseph recently. We found these gu
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Jakeevans112
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What a trip!
I had such an amazing time on this boat trip. Dale is so welcoming and knowledgeable, as much coffee and hot chocol
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Kiwifire66
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So much fun
My son want to go fishing on a boat during our recent trip to NZ, seaching I found these guys and from the first em
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LeeandIlsa
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Lee and Ilsa (and the in-laws)
A great way to escape the hustle and bustle of the township and helicopters. The lake is beautiful and the glassy w
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Key Details
  • Duration: 2h 30m
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  • Languages Offered: English
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