View from Ōkārito Trig Walk
Image: Ian Singleton | DOC


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.

4.2 km - 9.8 km return via same track

Walking and tramping

1 hr 30 min - 3 hr 30 min Easy: Walking track

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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