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“One of a kind experience”

Glacier Country Kayaks
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US$81.82*
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Kayak 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!
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“One of a kind experience”
Reviewed 4 January 2014

We had a great time out on the water with Bronwyn during out trip in late August. Our group of three (57, 25, & 23) had some experience on kayaks but were very out of practice, and Bronwyn was a great instructor and guide as we got back into the swing of things. It was a cool morning and rained a little on us, but we had such fun anyways! Bronwyn took some wonderful shots of us and shared a lot of interesting information about the area.

While it's not the most taxing activity, you will likely be sore and glad to get out of the kayaks when the trip is done.

Visited August 2013
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Glacierkayaks, Owner at Glacier Country Kayaks, responded to this review, 12 May 2014
Thanks for the review! We try to deliver a lot more than just a kayak tour - so knowledgeable guides just tops it off! Glad you enjoyed my trip, and the rest of your travels
Cheers
Bronwyn:)
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Tiring but fun experience”
Reviewed 13 December 2013 via mobile

It was awesome and my family enjoyed it very much. We will certainly be having a great night tonight.

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Glacierkayaks, Owner at Glacier Country Kayaks, responded to this review, 12 May 2014
We're glad you enjoyed the tour - and a good nights sleep afterwards too! Thanks for the review.
-the kayaks team
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Frankfurt, Germany
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“Amazing and funny trip”
Reviewed 8 December 2013

As the weather in Franz Josef was quite bad at the time of our visit, we decided to go kayaking. Our guides Campbell and Tyler from Glacier Country Kayaks were really nice and very funny. After being supplied with all the stuff needed to go kayaking, we went off to the other shore line into an arm of the lake to a kiwi sanctuary. Campbell was taking photos of everyone which were then given to us on a CD later on for free. Definitely worth it!

Visited December 2013
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Glacierkayaks, Owner at Glacier Country Kayaks, responded to this review, 12 May 2014
Paddling in the rain! We love it too - it's nice to get out there and enjoy the true west coast! We try to deliver a good laugh in all weather conditions and happy that you had a good time. Thanks so much for the review!
-The team at Glacier Kayaks
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Mackay, Australia
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“Amazing..”
Reviewed 19 October 2013

Dale, Bronwyn & Jose, what can I say. Fantastic team. even before we got to NZ they were helpful and amazing.Organising the helicopter ride for us and then changing it for me as I redid my intinerary again and again.. The Kayaking was one of our favourite mornings of our holiday. Lake Mapourika is spectacular, amazing colours, views, Forest a great way to spend a few hours... Our guides for the day Dale & Jose were great, funny, knowledgeable and just good old fashioned friendly and they take awesome photos, which they throw in free of charge..:) I would def do this again if we go back.. Great job guys keep up the good work

Visited September 2013
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Glacierkayaks, Owner at Glacier Country Kayaks, responded to this review, 12 May 2014
Thanks so much for your wonderful review! Heli-flights and kayaking deliver such a well rounded visit to Glacier Country. We really hope to see you again sometime!

Cheers:)
the kayaks team
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Queenstown, New Zealand
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“Fantastic trip with amazing views”
Reviewed 2 September 2013

We were in Franz Josef for business and had some spare time so decided to take the opportunity to go kayaking after hearing from others how good it was. What a great decision, we were fortunate to have pristine weather and the lake was glassy smooth providing some awesome photo opportunities. Added to that the photos were all free, a wonderful addition compared to all the other travel companies who charge exorbitant prices for photos.
Dale and Bronwyn were great to deal with and very knowledgeable about the local area. I highly recommend this trip to anyone who wants a great day out!

Visited September 2013
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