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4-hour Lake Mapourika Kayak and Hike adventure, with Okarito Kiwi Sanctuary provided by Glacier Country Kayaks

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4-hour Lake Mapourika Kayak and Hike adventure, with Okarito Kiwi Sanctuary

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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Updated 03/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 03/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Important Information
Departure Point
Lake Mapourika Recreational Area, Waiho 7886, New Zealand
Duration
4h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • National Park fees
  • Beverages (tea/coffee)
  • Local guide
  • Equipment
  • Complimentary photos
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Coffee and/or Tea
Exclusions
  • Meals (please pack your own small snack or lunch)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum child age is 4 years
  • Wear loose comfortable clothing, jeans are not recommended. We do our best to keep you dry.
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Terri-Ann S wrote a review Jul 2020
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Beautiful sunny and still morning on the lake. An easy paddle across the lake and interesting to visit one of the oldest areas of native forest in New Zealand. Thanks Jake for a very pleasant trip. Don't let the winter cooler temperature deter you from paddling, it was a great
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Response from Glacierkayaks, Front Office Manager at 4-hour Lake Mapourika Kayak and Hike adventure, with Okarito Kiwi Sanctuary
Responded 7 Jul 2020
Hi, Thanks for leaving a 5 star review! It's great to hear you enjoyed your kayaking trip with Jake. We hope your enjoy the rest of your travels around NZ! Kind regards, Teana
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Hannah wrote a review May 2020
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Its one of the best trip i had in NZ so far. Not just enjoy the experience of kayaking. And also learned so much about how to paddling. Love the bushwalk as well. Its amazing the they build the track by themselves and its beautiful! Learned a lot about NZ native plants. Just so
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Response from Glacierkayaks, Owner at 4-hour Lake Mapourika Kayak and Hike adventure, with Okarito Kiwi Sanctuary
Responded 7 Jun 2020
Hi Hannah Thanks so much for your review! It's awesome to hear that we're one of your favorite experiences here :) Kind regards Bronwyn
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Aline H wrote a review Mar 2020
Haifa, Israel35 contributions13 helpful votes
these people who own this company are all after the money. the night before the kayak tour was supposed to take off the weather got reallly reallllly bad. i called them but the office was closed. i called them the next morning and a jerk behind the desk answered the phone and
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from Glacierkayaks, Owner at 4-hour Lake Mapourika Kayak and Hike adventure, with Okarito Kiwi Sanctuary
Responded 15 Mar 2020
Hi Aline, As we explained over email to you, and on the phone the day of your trip, the weather on the day was not unsafe and actually not all that unusual or wet. It was set to clear up quickly that morning and with little wind, it was looking to be a good morning for a paddle. In your trips photo album from your tour (which we still have on file), it showed that the weather cleared quite quickly during your trip. You're guide even caught a few nice photos where you're smiling, and removed your raincoat. The other activities that were cancelled that day in Franz Josef were all flight activities which rely on clear skies for safety reasons to operate. We're lucky to be an activity which can operate in the rain. We received multiple emails from you, which threatened this poor review unless we provided you with a refund. We got in contact with your driver/guide from your tour group, who informed us that you were unhappy with all your NZ activities and he was not surprised. We do truly try our best to please all our customers, and are certainly not just trying to rip people off. We are a small company, but we do actually cancel many trips when the weather is truly unsafe. We hope that you managed to enjoy some aspects of your trip throughout NZ. Regards Bronwyn
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vanderh0rst wrote a review Feb 2020
London, United Kingdom54 contributions15 helpful votes
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We did the early morning lake kayak the other day. Our guides were Howie and Catherine (I think). We had a wonderful time from start to finish. Chilled kayaking across the lake with lots of interesting facts from both guides. Always felt safe and the equipment was good quality
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Response from Glacierkayaks, Front Office Manager at 4-hour Lake Mapourika Kayak and Hike adventure, with Okarito Kiwi Sanctuary
Responded 3 Mar 2020
Hi, Thanks for leaving Howie and Catherine a 5 star review! It's great to hear you enjoyed your time out on the lake with your guides! The early morning tour is the perfect way to strat the day! We hope you enjoyed your free photos! Safe travels, Teana
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Tim wrote a review Feb 2020
Farmington Hills, Michigan1 contribution
The Lake Mapourika tour was a serene experience, but our guide Jake made all the difference. His knowledge and concern for the local environment made a huge difference and added an invaluable insight into this unique place on our planet. The early morning tour is a great way
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from Glacierkayaks, Front Office Manager at 4-hour Lake Mapourika Kayak and Hike adventure, with Okarito Kiwi Sanctuary
Responded 3 Mar 2020
Hi, Thanks for taking the time to leave Jake a 5 star review! We're please you enjoyed learning about our special place in the world! We will be sure to pass on your kind words to him. Safe travels, Teana
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About the operator

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By: Glacier Country Kayaks
yoannd435
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An amazing trip
We had an amazing time! Before starting, our guide, Jake, gave us very clear recomandation on how kayaking and stay
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amymouru
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Excellent
Beautiful trip! Easy kayak with spectacular views and great guide. Highly recommend - great way to spend a morning
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128jma
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The highlight of our unforgettable trip.
My wife and I have never been on a kayak before and we were worried about this new experience, luckily our guide, J
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VickiFryer
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Highly recommended!
What a perfect morning! Jake was a wonderful tour guide who knew his stuff, was fabulous with a camera and took our
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nataliedP7281KE
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Unreal views, unreal experience, 100% recommend!
This is one of the best tours we've been on. Granted we had an exceptional day weather-wise (albeit freezing!!), Ja
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xuxuanting
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Highly recommended! Safe and great fun!
Highly recommended! Great experience! Safe and fun! Kayaking on Lake Mapourika, formed during the last ice age. You
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KakapoKB
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The best of NZs wilderness and nature.
I absolutely loved this wonderful tour showcasing the best of New Zealand’s wilderness and nature. Glorious panora
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chiaraireland
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Amazing morning
An incredible experience! The lake was absolutely beautiful and the boys were extremely knowledgeable. We learnt a
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juliemX2117XK
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On the lake with Jake
I absolutely loved this trip! Mirror like water reflected almost every leaf as we glided across the lake on a calm
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limoonc
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Amazing experience!!
Loved every single part of the trip. Wheather was fabulous. We could enjoyed a nice foggy and magical morning. The
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AdamB4153
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No Filter Required
Arriving in Franz Josef it was raining and looked to have settled in. I sent a message about how the weather had de
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Kevandstephplustwo
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Awesome kayak adventure
Great trip. There is way more to see then just the lake and amazing views! We were surprised by the birdlife and
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webbutler
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A must do!!
Brilliant service, our guide was so friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. The water was so calm and clear. Such peac
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lauraross2015
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Sunset Kayak Tour on Lake Mapourika
Jake took us on a great sunset kayak tour of the Lake near Franz Joseph. The lake was calm and beautiful and we sa
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Lisa E
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Great afternoon
Annie our instructor gave us a fabulous afternoon when we spent 3 hrs kayaking across Lake Mapourika. She explained
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Key Details
  • Lake Mapourika
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English
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