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Franz Josef - 3 Hour Kayak Classic

Glacier Country Kayaks is one of the most scenic kayak locations on planet earth

Glacier Country Kayaks is one of the most scenic kayak locations on planet earth!.

Join our 3 hour kayaking tour in Franz Josef Glacier.

(budget 3 hours with us!)

Join us on a unique kayak adventure and kiwi sanctuary tour, just minutes from Franz Josef Glacier!

Glide effortlessly across the lakes mirror-like water, enjoying panoramic views of the surrounding high mountains and glaciers. Our stunning lake was created by the mighty Franz Josef Glacier as it

retreated some 14,000 years ago.

Now it sits calm and reflective, sandwiched between the mountains and the sea. At the back of the lake we navigate our kayaks deep into the heart of the Okarito Kiwi sanctuary.

Paddle silently past some 900 year-old kahikatea trees, all to the sound of native birdsong.

Glacier Country Kayaks is locally owned and operated, so like true west coasters, we'll get out there rain or shine!

FREE Photos provided with each tour!

Adult $120.00
Child $70.00 (Under 15 years)

Location

  • Lake Mapourika Recreational Area (The Lake Mapourika Jetty - not to be confused with DOC Campsite at MacDonalds creek)

Available Bookings from November 01 to November 07

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7spaces priced from:

  • Adult$79.90
  • Child$70.00

10spaces priced from:

  • Adult$120.00
  • Child$70.00

8spaces priced from:

  • Adult$84.00
  • Child$70.00

8spaces priced from:

  • Adult$79.90
  • Child$70.00

8spaces priced from:

  • Adult$84.00
  • Child$70.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$84.00
  • Child$70.00

7spaces priced from:

  • Adult$84.00
  • Child$70.00

8spaces priced from:

  • Adult$91.00
  • Child$70.00

8spaces priced from:

  • Adult$84.00
  • Child$70.00

8spaces priced from:

  • Adult$120.00
  • Child$70.00

10spaces priced from:

  • Adult$120.00
  • Child$70.00

8spaces priced from:

  • Adult$84.00
  • Child$70.00

8spaces priced from:

  • Adult$79.90
  • Child$70.00

8spaces priced from:

  • Adult$84.00
  • Child$70.00

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

4.8

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Yvonne from Australia wrote on 23 January 2020

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Great afternoon of paddling

This was a great trip. The guides were helpful and informative. Although not physically too demanding, at times it is hard gping paddling into the wind. I would not recommend it for kids too young if the day is windy. The location is beautiful.

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Jia Yun from Singapore wrote on 07 January 2020

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Great kayak experience

I did kayaking before back in singapore but it's my first time doing kayaking on freshwater lake with such amazing scenery and of cuz on pretty choppy waves due to the wind. It was not as easy as I initially thought it would be but I'm glad that I shared a kayak with the guide. Although initially I hoped that I would get a single kayak on my own so that I can get nice photos of me kayaking alone but I still got nice back view photos from my guide. We spotted mandarin ducks and were super lucky to witness a 800yo+ tree falling just right next to us. Overall, I do recommend to sign up with a friend if you love kayaking! Good discounted price with bookme! Thank you! Free waterproof bags are provided as well.

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Claire Overend from New Zealand wrote on 17 July 2020

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Serenity

Amazing experience

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Perry from Australia wrote on 23 February 2020

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Great

Was a bit rainy but had a really good time on the lake. Bex and Jake were great and had most if not all our questions answered.

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Laura G from United Kingdom wrote on 14 February 2020

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Great half day out!

I thoyrouy enjoyed the kayaking trip. The guides were very friendly and knowledgeable and took some great pics along the way. The setting was so quiet and serene and I would certainly do the kayak tour again.

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