Franz Josef lake tours news and stories!

21 Jan | glacieradmin | No Comments

Weekly Update with Glacier Country Lake Tours

A few more fish caught this week, and some hot sunny weather made for excellent Scenic Cruise conditions!


21 Jan | glacieradmin | No Comments

Summertime fun with Glacier Country Lake Tours

A couple of windy days this past weekend, but Dale saved the day with the a couple of fun summer time boat cruises on the Hanna-K!  We crossed the choppy lake into the Kiwi Sanctuary on the far side and dropped the groups off for a walk through the Jurassic Rainforest of the Okarito Kiwi …


21 Jan | glacieradmin | No Comments

New Years Eve with Glacier Country Lake Tours

Happy new years to you all!  We celebrated the New Years in style with a fun group from the Te Waonui Forest Retreat. Starting out at 8:30 after a fabulous meal at the resort, we set sail for an amazing sunset and ride over to the Kiwi Sanctuary! The White Heron was out, and the …


21 Jan | glacieradmin | No Comments

Glacier Country Lake Tours

We’re excited to announce that we’ll be running scenic lake cruises, and fishing charters this summer on the beautiful Lake Mapourika.   All aboard the Hannah-K …  coming soon, please read on to find out more! (Pre-bookings can be taken for the New Year – and will be up shortly on our site)  


27 Nov | Bronwyn | No Comments

Scenic Cruises and Guided Walks on Lake Mapourika – West Coast, Franz Josef Glacier

Summer has hit already!  Lake Mapourika is bustling with activity.  On any given day you’ll find happy kayakers with Glacier Country Kayaks, fishing trips and recreational boaters enjoying the sunshine and warm weather. This post is all about our Scenic Cruise tours.  We offer two very different cruises but both are a scenic, relaxing and …


6 Nov | Bronwyn | No Comments

Salmon, salmon and more salmon – Franz Josef Glacier, West Coast – Glacier Country Lake Tours

The Salmon are biting!   We are pulling out all the tricks and getting great results with some charters landing over 10 fish! If you are an experienced fisherman or a fist timer or perhaps you have a son or daughter who you would like to introduce to fishing then this is the trip for …


18 Oct | Bronwyn | No Comments

Salmon Fishing Season – West Coast – Glacier Country Lake Tours

It’s an exciting time on Franz Josef’s Lake Mapourika … the 2017/18 Salmon Fishing Season has begun!  We’re starting out the season by catching lots our locked lake salmon!  These fish are getting to be a decent size and they look in great conidition: These lake locked salmon keep the rods busy until the larger …


25 Sep | Bronwyn | No Comments

Cruise and Rainforest walk – Glacier Country Lake Tours

Can you imagine what the first Maori Explorers to the West Coast might have come across and experienced? Neither can I… but if I were to guess I would start by picturing the Old Growth Jurassic Rainforest that covers the Okarito Kiwi sanctuary and state forest! Here at Glacier Country Lake Tours we can offer …


14 Sep | Bronwyn | No Comments

Scenic cruise – Glacier Lake Tours

The scenic cruise has to be one of the most relaxing yet informative tours around! Once you are checked in sit back and relax and let your skipper look after you! You will be driven out to Lake Mapourika where you will board the custom built Hanna-k, perfect for any conditions the West Coast might …


3 Sep | Bronwyn | No Comments

Spring is here! – Glacier Country Lake Tours

Winter is now over and Spring is now here in full force! The days are warming up, the lambs are frolicking, baby birds are cheeping, the fish are back on the bite and the mighty Southern Alps have never looked so spectacular! If you want to have an unforgettable experience  while you are in Franz …



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  •    Across the road from the Glacier Hot Pools, 64 Cron Street, Franz Josef Glacier Village, 7856 , South Westland, New Zealand

  •    +64 (03) 752 0230

  •    0800 423 262


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