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Lovely walk across the wetlands and although quite steep most active people could do it without... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2018
stephanie d
Wanaka, New Zealand
Amazing view

The Okarito trig walk involves a fairly steep climb to reach a simply amazing view. The panoramic... read more

Reviewed 20 September 2018
Melbourne, Australia
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Choose from three walks of varying lengths, from the short, easy access Ōkārito Wetland Walk, to the longer Three Mile Pack Track. Ōkārito Wetland Walk - Time: 20 min return Ōkārito Trig Walk - Time: 1 hr 30 min return Three Mile Pack Track...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
| The Strand, Car Park Next To The Okārito School House, Okarito, New Zealand
+64 3-752 0360
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Reviewed 11 October 2018

Lovely walk across the wetlands and although quite steep most active people could do it without issue. Amazing views from the top - well worth doing!

Thank stephanie d
Reviewed 20 September 2018 via mobile

The Okarito trig walk involves a fairly steep climb to reach a simply amazing view. The panoramic view includes the beach, lagoon, wetlands, rainforest, mountains and glacier. Not sure where else you can see this from the one platform. Highly recommend.

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Reviewed 9 June 2018

We took the beach walk south from the parking lot and came back via the Okarito Trig Walk. Most of the Trig Walk is lined with trees and plants, so there is not much of a view. Instead of walking south, I would recommend walking...More

Thank Marcel2trap
Reviewed 7 May 2018

Check the tides as the advice is to go 2 hours either side of low tide. The beach sand is course and the coast line is steep, lots of waterfalls. The lagoon at the middle of the walk is beautiful. One of the locals advised...More

Thank canningkath
Reviewed 6 May 2018

If you are going to do the 9.8 km walk you must be fit! Also do not go in bad weather conditions at the trail is hard and slippery and the beach access will be treacherous. You can also attempt the beach route in low...More

1  Thank locosfc
Reviewed 20 April 2018

We walked up to the Trig Point on a cloudy day in April after being rained out of our helihike. It has a large car park at the start, and begins across the wetland on boardwalks. The track is obvious and is gravel/packed, with a...More

Thank HoneyBadgerBex
Reviewed 27 March 2018

This is a really good workout long and step in places. Viewing deck at the top made this all worthwhile. Best on a clear day. Take your camera and some water you’ll” need it. Only saw 3 others walking in the opposite direction deserted at...More

Thank 123LS
Reviewed 20 January 2018 via mobile

We think we are fairly fit Brits for walks, but you have to smile when this is described as an easy walk in some literature. I think they have to have a different grading system in NZ as they are a hardy bunch, but for...More

Thank SteveDDD
Reviewed 1 December 2017

We had some time in the afternoon during our October stay in Franz Josef. I had read that the Okarito Trig Walk offered some nice ocean views as well as an opportunity to see Mount Adams and Mt. Cook. Unfortunately for us it was very...More

Thank scottbA3717FE
Reviewed 13 May 2017

The Okarito Trig Walk is a short but steep climb up to the viewing deck from where you can see the ocean, lagoon, mountains and glaciers. The top deck is a bit small. There were 3 people already on the top when 2 of us...More

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