Okarito Kayaks

Kayak tours and freedom kayak rental on Okarito Lagoon, South Westland. Just 20 minutes drive from Franz Josef Glacier, the lagoon is a birdwatcher's paradise. Paddle into the rainforest. Amazing view of the Southern Alps.


$55.00 - $115.00
$27.00 - $57.00
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Kayaking on Okarito Lagoon, New Zealand's largest unmodified wetland and home to large numbers of native and endemic bird species (over 70 species of bird have been recorded here). Kayaks are a great way to explore the lagoon and view the abundant birdlife.

Okarito township is just a 20 minutes drive from Franz Josef Glacier.

We provide guided kayak trips and freedom rental kayaking with a focus on the ecology of the lagoon and the outstanding scenery. After exploring the tidal mudflats of the lagoon, kayakers can paddle deep into the rainforest river channels of the Okarito river delta. Towered over by 400 year old Kahikatea trees, kayakers can then view a large number of forest dwelling birds. A true wilderness experience.

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Physical address

1 The Strand, Okarito, New Zealand.

Pricing and Conditions

Adult $55.00 - $115.00
(16 year(s) and under)
$27.00 - $57.00
Further pricing information:
Children must be accompanied by an adult. Subject to weather and tide conditions.
Cancellation policy:
24 hours notice of cancellation - no charge Less than 24 hours notice - 50% refund No show - Full price applicable.

Facilities and Features

Proximity to town:
In the centre of Okarito. 20 minutes from Franz Josef Glacier

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Opening times

Business hours:
8am - 5:30pm
Months of operation:
All months of the year

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