What makes the Glacier Country Kayak Adventure so magical?

A unique kayak or stand up paddleboard adventure just minutes from the stunning Franz Josef Glacier. Feel the magic as you settle into your kayak, or hop on your SUP and smoothly glide across Lake Mapourika’s mysterious reflective waters and enjoy the spectacular views of the country.

 

Here’s 6 reasons we think you should do the Glacier Country Kayak adventure when exploring the beautiful South Island of New Zealand:

1. Absolute tranquility

There’s no splashing about or fighting big currents. Smoothly glide across the magical reflective waters of Lake Mapourika and experience total serenity.

Glacier Country Kayaks - Lake Mapourika Reflective Waters

 

2. Unbeatable views

As you sit back in your kayak, soak up the breathtaking panoramic views of snow fields, glaciers and some of the tallest peaks in New Zealand.  On a clear day, see as far as Mt Cook and Mt Tasman, the countries 2 tallest peaks.

Glacier Country Kayaks unbeatable views

 

3. See some of Westland’s oldest rainforest

As you paddle across the lake and soak up the spectacular views, you’ll notice the Westland’s oldest rainforest which spans over 11,000 hectares and is part of the Okarito Kiwi Sanctuary. This rainforest is the protected home of the rarest kiwi on the planet – the Rowi. How cool is that?!

 

4. Conservation orientated

Glacier Country Kayaks have a passion for the environment and all their tours are sustainable. Plus, a portion of your trip goes towards the ongoing conservation of the Westland Tai Poutini National Park so you can do your bit for the planet too!

Glacier Country Kayaks-Conservation Oriented

 

5. Free photos

In need of that amazing photo to share on Instagram? Glacier Country Kayaks will take those epic shots of you as you paddle your way through the lake, free of cost – how awesome is that?

Glacier Country Kayaks- Free photos of your tour

 

6. Discover the beauty in more ways than one

There are a bunch of different tours you can do! From Kayaking, stand up paddle boarding or adding on a walk through the rainforest – you choose how you want to discover the beauty of Lake Mapourika and its picturesque surroundings.

Glacier Country Kayaks - Stand up paddle boarding

 

Got New Zealand on your bucket list? Make sure you tick of the majestic South Island and witness the magic of this land with Glacier Country Kayaks!

Bhavisha

She likes to explore New Zealand and to blog about it. No preference in North or South Island as both are equally beautiful, yet in a very different way. Follow Bhavisha's journey on our travel blog to get inspiration for your upcoming NZ trip.

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