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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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USD 85.76*
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Kayak Adventure from Franz Josef Glacier
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USD 108.13*
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4-hour Lake Mapourika Kayak and Hike adventure, with Okarito Kiwi Sanctuary
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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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Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7856, New Zealand
+64 3-752 0230
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Incredible 3 hour sunset kayak tour with Laura guiding us on the lake, explaining the geological history of the lake and the glacier and pointing out wildlife. We kayaked through this hidden narrow stream that was so calm the water was pure glass. Amazing experience...More

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GlacierLakeTours, Front Office Manager at Glacier Country Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Danielle, Thank you for taking the time to review us. We are stoked to hear you had a fantastic time on your tour with Laura. All the best with the rest of your travels. Maddie

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in Franz Josef specifically for this adventure and it did not disappoint! Our guide, Jonny, was excellent - genuine and knowledgeable. The lake was beautiful, surrounded by beautiful mountains with low hanging cloud. So picturesque! The walk in the kiwi sanctuary was lovely,...More

Thank Meg N
GlacierLakeTours, Front Office Manager at Glacier Country Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Meg, Thanks for the awesome review. We are glad you enjoyed paddling around our piece of paradise! Safe Travels, 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
16 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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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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