Okarito has much to offer to those who love nature.  There are beautiful walks which take in the West Coast’s rugged coastline, beautiful lagoons and enchanting rainforests with an abundance of birdlife to follow you along.  We have three tour operators in the village (Okarito Kayaks, Kiwi Tours and Boat tours on the lagoon) offering excellent tours with extensive knowledge. With Franz Josef just a short 25min drive away you can also find multiple activities close by; everything from horse trekking to helicopter flights.

Kayak amidst ancient rainforest


Take a walk or a hike along one of our stunning DOC tracks



Take a trip up the lagoon to get closer to these beautiful creatures

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Take a guided tour at night to see NZ’s rarest kiwi


New Zealand Small Group Tours

Take a 5-14 day, all-inclusive, guided adventure tour of New Zealand with New Zealand Trails