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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 4 days ago

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 2 days ago

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

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I went Kayaking on 2 Sep 17.My friend and I were the only two person who joined the Kayaking on that morning (9am).The company provided transportation to the lake from their office.They even provided sunscreen. The weather was quite cold and foggy at the beginning...More

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

Hi, Thanks for the detailed review, we are happy to hear you enjoyed our tour! Safe Travels, Maddie

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The whole trip was an amazing experience! Our guide Zak was relaxed confident and knowledgeable bringing us across the shimmering Mapourika lake. we enjoyed beautiful stunning views of the southern alps and went down a wonderful sparkling stream at the far end of the lake....More

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

Hi Connor, Thanks for taking the time to write an amazing review. We love our slice of paradise and loved sharing it with you. Cheers, Maddie

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have a wonderful experience through from booking to getting out in the Kayak. All staff were helpful and willing to ensure we had a choice trip! Our guides Jesse and Reiss were fantastic, really down to earth and helpful guides. They had loads of...More

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

Hey Kara, Thank you for your glowing review. We are delighted to hear you had a good time out on the lake! Chooooice! Maddie

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome kayaking experience with perfect scenery and perfect weather. Whole trip roughly 3hrs but the 3 hrs gone so quick. Fun and cool kayak guides with Johnny and Reese. Pointed out interesting information along the way and took pictures as a group. Well worth it....More

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

Hey, Thanks for taking the time to write us a review! It is always great to hear that you enjoyed the trip and the free photos! Safe travels, Maddie

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great trip - did the kayak with walking (which I would highly recommend over the normal non-walking trip). Jesse was a really friendly guide and told us loads about the local area. Free photos good quality too.

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

Hi, Thanks for your awesome review. It is great to hear that like most of our customers you enjoyed yourselves despite the weather- at least you can say you had a true West Coast experience! Thanks again and enjoy the rest of NZ! Maddie

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Incredible calm water and beautiful view, lovely professional instructor, free photos for us is a bonus! Must do in FJ.

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

Hey, Cheers for taking the time to write a review! Safe travels, Maddie

Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent a fantastic morning out on the lake with the most amazing scenery! Staff were great and don't think there was anything Johnny our guide didn't know and felt very safe in his hands. No need to take cameras as your guide takes perfect photos...More

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

Hi Ian, Thanks for your awesome review, it is great to hear you enjoyed your tour with us! Cheers, Maddie

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely beautiful scenery, had fun chats about 80's movies with our guide Jonny who was fantastic!

Thank DMurphy24
Glacierkayaks, Owner at Glacier Country Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

HI, Great to hear you had an amazing trip with Jonny! We hope you enjoyed your pictures as well! Cheers, Dale

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Jonny and Jesse make kayaking experience for novice kayakers like me so much fun. They ensure that you have utmost fun ensuring the safety of all. To add, Lake Mapourika is the perfect location for this activity.

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

Hi Sunita, Greta to hear you enjoyed our kayak, thank you for the feedback. We hope you enjoy the rest of New Zealand! Cheers, Maddie

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robena88
8 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
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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