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Franz Josef - 3 Hour Kayak Classic

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!

Trip price: $115 per /adult $70 child (under 16 years)

Available Bookings from December 11 to December 17

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8spaces priced from:

  • Adult$75.00
  • Child$55.00

7spaces priced from:

  • Adult$65.00
  • Child$55.00

5spaces priced from:

  • Adult$75.00
  • Child$80.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$75.00
  • Child$55.00

8spaces priced from:

  • Adult$65.00
  • Child$80.00

7spaces priced from:

  • Adult$105.00
  • Child$55.00

8spaces priced from:

  • Adult$69.00
  • Child$65.00

5spaces priced from:

  • Adult$69.00
  • Child$80.00

4spaces priced from:

  • Adult$75.00
  • Child$65.00

4spaces priced from:

  • Adult$69.00
  • Child$80.00

7spaces priced from:

  • Adult$85.00
  • Child$65.00

8spaces priced from:

  • Adult$89.00
  • Child$80.00

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

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Matthew Asquith from Australia wrote on 23 September 2019

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So much fun

This was a lot of fun. The guide was great and the lake was incredible.

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WAI KWOK VICTOR from Hong Kong wrote on 26 February 2019

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Thoroughly enjoyed

It was an afternoon with slight rain which made the scenery particularly beautiful. The guide Hailey was professional and caring. The tour can accommodate up to 18 people but there were only 2 of us. The double kayak we used was very easy to manoeuvre. The lake due to metallic content was rather warm. The best part was to kayak into the river and listen to birds singing. We were both experienced in canoeing and the tour lasted nearly two hours on water. If it were a bigger group, the duration on water would likely longer.

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Jamie from United Kingdom wrote on 16 October 2018

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Breathtaking

The whole morning was amazing . Our guide Will was informative but not annoying. The lake was at its best with flawless reflections. The photos provided free meant you could just enjoy the experience with no worries of getting phones/cameras wet.

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Karen Hileman from United States wrote on 26 February 2018

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Only kayak tour for this area

The guide was knowledgeable and friendly. I enjoyed the paddle and learning about the local natural history. My only dissapointment was getting sorted into a tandem with a stranger. Make sure you ask when you book. It really takes away from the experience.

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Gary from United Kingdom wrote on 22 February 2018

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A wonderful experience

I can highly recommend this kayaking trip. The setting is unbeatable and our instructor Johnny was great - so friendly and full of knowledge about the area. A wonderful way to spend a few hours in an idyllic location. So good!

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