Explore this old historic gold mining settlement, and it's walks it has to offer & its rich history. Once housing thousands of miners & their families, as well as 40 or so pubs, Okarito now has 35 permanent residents (and no pubs). With spectacular views of Mt Tasman & Mt Cook & FJ Glacier from the beach as well as the Trig Track walk, you can also see the lagoon - the biggest natural wetland in the southern hemisphere at 13kms long, & home to a number of native and endemic birds including Kotuku (white heron), white-faced herons, bar-tailed godwits, oyster catchers, pied stilts, royal spoonbills & white fronted terns, & many more. Hear forest birds including local kea. Wild rugged west coast beaches. You may even spot a dolphin!