Okarito Eco Tour

Heritage tour exploring the highlights of Okarito village. Wharf shed history, then walk up Trig Track hearing NZ birds. Views on the beach of NZ's highest mountains (Cook & Tasman) as well as FJ Glacier & Okarito lagoon & village.


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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!

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Physical address

20 Main Road, SH6, Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand.

Pricing and Conditions

Adult $80.00
(15 year(s) and under)
Other charges:
Infants 3 years and under FREE of charge
Cancellation policy:
12 hour cancellation policy applies

Facilities and Features

Proximity to airport:
134 Kms to Hokitika airport
Proximity to coach terminal:
Across the road from main bus stop in Franz Josef Glacier
Proximity to town:
Franz Josef Glacier

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Opening times

Business hours:
Glacier Valley Eco Tours Ltd
Months of operation:
All months of the year

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