Okatiro walk
Image: Shellie Evans | ©


North of the Franz Josef Township sits the coastal settlement of Ōkārito and the Ōkārito Lagoon. The lagoon is home to more than 76 species of native birds including the kōtuku/white heron and royal spoonbills.

1 km - 9.8 km return via same track

Walking and tramping

20 min - 3 hr 30 min Easiest: Easy access short walk
Easy: Walking track

Dog access

No dogs



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