Glacier Country KayaksCurrently Closed
- Address: 64 Cron Street, Franz Josef Glacier, Franz Josef 7886, New Zealand
- Timings: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
- Phone: +64-37520230
- Ticket Price: 115 NZD
- Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
- Tags: Hiking Trail, Family And Kids, Adventure
Glacier Country Kayaks - Review
Apart from hiking and trekking, this glacier also offers other activities. And one of the popular one is kayaking. People are more into exploring lakes, should definitely try this one. With Glacier Country Kayaks troup, you can explore the further corners of Westland National Park.
Be part of this exciting tour where your boat will take you to the narrow estuaries of a Kiwi Conservation area. Discover the hidden beauty of Westland’s glacier. It doesn’t matter even if you are a novice in kayaking. The skilled guides are there for you to make your trip safe, exciting and memorable.
Glacier Country Kayaks Information
- 2-3 warm layers clothing is recommended.
- Advance booking is recommended, especially in summer.
Glacier Country Kayaks Ticket Prices
- Basic tour starts from $115NZD.
Glacier Country Kayaks Hours
- Tours usually take place during morning hours. Check the official website for the update.
How To reach Glacier Country Kayaks by Public Transport
- By hired car
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Things to Know Before Visiting Glacier Country Kayaks
40.94% of people who visit Franz Josef Glacier include Glacier Country Kayaks in their plan
11 AM - 12 PM
57.89% of people start their Glacier Country Kayaks visit around 11 AM - 12 PM
People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Glacier Country Kayaks
70.59% of people prefer walking in order to reach Glacier Country Kayaks
Glacier Country Kayaks Trips
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Glacier Country Kayaks, Franz Josef Glacier Reviews
Honestly a truly awesome experience! I did the kayak and hike 4-hour trip, and it rained almost the entire time- it did not even slightly take away from the day. It was fantastic. Dale and Jo were so friendly and knowledgable about the area and they made sure everyone knew what was going on all the time. It was so good. They also took photos the whole way around so that you didn’t have to worry about dropping your own camera. IT WAS BRILLIANT. I highly recommend this trip to anyone passing through the Franz Josef area.
With my heli-hike getting cancelled, I walked over to the Glacier Country Kayaks and signed up for the afternoon paddling tour (Kayak Classic). This is a 3-hour tour during which you get to see stunning panoramic views of the Southern Alps. We had an absolutely gorgeous weather in the afternoon, peaceful lake with mirror reflection! Our guides were fun loving, passionate, very informative and one had even helped out in raising kiwis! As we kayaked for an hour we reached the middle of the lake where we started to get some waves! This was really exciting. I guess the waves were caused because the land just below the lake? We then entered a narrow creek which was the kiwi sanctuary. After a bit of information about this place, we turned back. The guides clicked loads of pictures of us. (Sit in front if you want to be in the group pic. lol) I highly recommend these folks not only because of their experienced guides, but also because they are passionate about the environment, and their sustainable tours are conservation orientated. A portion of the collections goes towards conservation of the national park.
Great tour of the local lake and insights into the plight of growing the Rowi Kiwi population. The guide (Johnny) was brilliantly entertaining sharing stories and some jokes. Getting free high quality pics at the end of the tour was an added bonus. Highly recommended
My partner & I went on a boat and trail tour with Dale today . It was wonderful. Not only because of the sensational views but because Dale knows his stuff and was very warm and personable. We would highly recommend this tour / company.
Our guide, Mike, was very friendly and knowledgeable. Funny guy, who educated us along the way of the formations of the glaciers and the lake. Nice to see a fellow Canadian out here in NZ!