View of the Ōkārito Lagoon from above. The Ōkārito Kayak Trail is the best way to experience all that the lagoon has to offer.
Image: Andris Apse | ©



The Ōkārito Lagoon Kayak Trail allows you to explore the area from your kayak. On this self-guided kayak trail you will learn some of the secrets of the area and gain a new appreciation of this large wetland system.

Up to 12 km

Kayaking and canoeing

1 - 3 hrs

Dog access

No dogs


Westland Tai Poutini National Park Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 3 752 0360
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Address:   69 Cron Street
Franz Josef Glacier 7856
Postal Address:   PO Box 14
Franz Josef Glacier 7856
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