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“Got cold and wet but had great fun!”

Glacier Country Kayaks
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US$80.49*
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Kayak Adventure from Franz Josef Glacier
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US$101.48*
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4-hour Kayak and Walk Adventure from Franz Josef Glacier
Ranked #1 of 11 Tours in Franz Josef
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Owner description: 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!
Reviewed 4 October 2011

Whilst the lake wasn't quite the mirror lake you see in the pictures (on our particular trip) our tour guide Ben paddled us to some very serene little secret spots that we would not have discovered if we had just hired the kayaks ourselves. We were provided with a CD of photos - refreshingly at no extra cost, which we called past the office for the next day. Ben was very patient with the slow paddler in our group and very knowledgeable about the environment so we learnt 'stuff' along the way!

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Reviewed 10 June 2011

Great trip -- well organized, knowledgeable guide, and very safe. Easy 2.5 hour kayak trip which provides amazing views over a black water mirror lake. A nice change from all things glacier.

3  Thank mrpatterson
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Reviewed 9 January 2011

We decided to go on the afternoon guided tour today, and can honestly say I really enjoyed myself. It was my first time kayaking and Wayne explained everything relating to kayaking in detail. I also enjoyed listening to his detailed explanation of the surroundings.

Needless to say, the views are outstanding and what impressed me the most was how quiet the lake was. It was one of the few things we did on this holiday where there were not too many people around. Just a small group of kayaks enjoying the amazing scenery and environment. And you are given time to enjoy it very well unlike some other tours we've been on.

I definitely recommend doing this. We did the half day glacier trek in the morning and this was the perfect way to spend an afternoon for us. I dare say I enjoyed it more than the glacier trekking.

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