Franz Josef lake tours news and stories!

27 May | Bronwyn | No Comments

Private Charters on Lake Mapourika – Franz Josef Glacier

Private Charters on the Hanna-K are an excellent option for any one looking for a unique and fun idea for a get together!  Last week we helped a local from the Rainforest Retreat reception crew celebrate her birthday in style!  We set sail in the rain – fully equipped with onesies, fishing rods and more …


3 May | Bronwyn | No Comments

Franz Josef Glacier News – South Westland Triathlon

Lots of events were on last weekend in Franz Josef Glacier, we had our annual South Westland Triathlon event on the 30th, followed by our bi-annual Boxing evening.  All the competitors trained really hard for both events, and performed amazingly!


9 Apr | Bronwyn | No Comments

Filming for Must Do New Zealand – Glacier Country Lake Tours

This morning we took out a film crew from Must Do New Zealand, they were down filming the Te Waonui Forest Retreat and thought they’d spend their last morning fishing and cruising around the lake with us!  We were blessed with sunshine, calm waters and even caught a Lake Salmon!


27 Mar | Bronwyn | No Comments

West Coast Fishing Charters – Glacier Country Lake Tours, Franz Josef

As the salmon season season is nearing to an end (31st of March), we thought we’d do a quick recap of our 2015/16 Salmon Season on Lake Mapourika, and show you some pics from a couple of Charters!  Good sized salmon were caught really early on this year, and are still continuing to run into …


1 Mar | Bronwyn | No Comments

Glacier Country Lake Tours – Black Swans

Black swans are a common sight around NZ lakes, but what many people don’t know is that there were no Black Swans in NZ until about 1900 when they were brought across from Australia and introduced into the NZ eco-system. Throughout this summer we have been watching 1 family of swans at the bottom end …


22 Feb | Bronwyn | No Comments

Lake Mapourika – Eels

As many of you may be aware Lake Mapourika is home to some slippery critters!   Eels can often be spotted from the Jetty at Lake Mapourika, and are abundant in most freshwater eco-systems around New Zealand.  The size of the Eels found in Lake Mapourika can be a little unnerving, although when you get …


23 Jan | Bronwyn | No Comments

Salmon Season – Glacier Country Lake Tours

We’ve had an exciting week on Lake Mapourika …  We’ve managed to land the first two good sized Quinnat salmon of the season!  Read on to find out more …


8 Jan | Bronwyn | No Comments

Glacier Country Lake Tours – New Years Day 2016

New Years day we were blessed with a hot sunny day, and stunning mirror lake conditions! We took out a family from Australia and a Photographer from Christchurch!  Have a look at the snaps Dale managed to take with our company camera (not quite as flash as some on board!)


26 Dec | Bronwyn | No Comments

Christmas Scenic Cruise – Franz Josef Glacier

Christmas was a busy day for at Glacier Kayaks and Lake Tours!  We ran a beautiful Christmas morning kayak trip, followed by an afternoon Scenic Cruise aboard the Hanna-K! Here’s a shot of our favorite White Heron that greets us in Echo bay each day.  He gifted us this beautiful shot on Christmas:



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