Okarito Boat EcoTours

Okarito - NZ's largest and unmodified wetlands. Surrounded by the towering Southern Alps and rainforest waterways, on the open air boat you are instantly engaged in the sights and sounds of this magic place.


$75.00 - $95.00
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As the open air boat departs the historic wharf shed from the edge of the Okarito lagoon, you are instantly engaged in the sights and sounds of this idyllic corner of the West Coast of the South Island. Drift past the great white heron slowly stalking its prey , the royal spoonbills as they swish back and forth through the water sieving for food to the dapper pied stilts strutting amidst the tidal flats with the jaw dropping scenery of the towering Southern Alps.

From the open expanse of the lagoon, we travel further up into the narrow rainforest waterways, seek out orchids hanging from the ancient trees, listen to the call of bell birds and tuis, drifting quietly to a place back in time, immersed in a bounty of nature.

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Physical address

31 Wharf Street, Okarito, New Zealand.

Pricing and Conditions

Adult $75.00 - $95.00
(16 year(s) and under)
Cancellation policy:
Cancellation policy: by operator - all tours subject to weather and conditions - in case of cancellation by operator no invoice/charge will be issued. Cancellation by guest or agent: no cancellation fee within 21 days of scheduled arrival 50% fee within 20 days to 48 hours of scheduled arrival 100% charge within 48 hours of scheduled arrival

Facilities and Features

Proximity to airport:
127 km to Hokitika Airport
Proximity to coach terminal:
25 km to InterCity Franz Josef
Proximity to town:
25 km to Franz Josef, within the village of Okarito

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Opening times

Business hours:
7:30 AM - 6 PM
Months of operation:
Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Nov, Dec

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