Glacier Country Kayaks – Eels Beneath the Surface

Lake Mapourika is home to many species of birds, fish, insects and plants. Its easy to see those that live on dry land but what about those living beneath the mirrored lake surface. The Longfin Eel, or Tuna Kuwharwharu, has been living in New Zealand for over 80...

Glacier Country Kayaks – Lake Mapourika: One giant mirror!

Lake Mapourika is a lake like no other. Found on the West Coast only 10 km north Franz Josef Glacier. You may have seen pictures of its famously mirror like surface perfectly reflecting snow capped mountains and rainforest. You may find yourself asking, "How is it so...

Kayak and Walk – Glacier Country Kayaks, Franz Josef

Things have been certainly been feeling like winter lately! This has been creating some spectacular scenery on Lake Mapourika. Our Kayak and Walk tour is really popular, and features small group sizes and a more personalized trip. This is a premium tour. We start off...

Franz Josef Glacier Storm – Glacier Country Kayaks News

We are lucky here at Glacier Country Kayaks & Glacier Country Lake Tours to still be open and able to operate after last week's weather event.  Now the weather is clear and the rivers have dropped, and we're blessed with fine weather!  Here's a picture snapped...

Lake Mapourika, West Coast, New Zealand

Lake Mapourika is located on the West Coast of New Zealand's South Island. It lies north of Franz Josef Glacier, and the out-flowing Ōkārito River drains it into the Ōkārito Lagoon. Formed by the retreating Franz Josef Glacier after the last Ice. Due to its formation...