Visitor in Lake Ōkataina Scenic Reserve, on the way to Te Koutu Pā.



Enjoy splendid lake views through native bush with the option to branch off the track and head down to Lake Ōkataina at several bays.

10.5 km one way

Walking and tramping

3 hr one way Advanced: Tramping track

Stay safe in the outdoors

  1. Choose the right trip for you. Learn about the route and make sure you have the skills for it.
  2. Understand the weather. Check weather forecasts
  3. Pack warm clothes and extra food. Check gear lists
  4. Share your plans and take ways to get help. Share directly or use the Outdoor Intentions form or Plan My Walk. Take a distress beacon. 
  5. Take care of yourself and each other.


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