Okarito Kayaks

Guided kayak tours and kayak rental on Okarito Lagoon, South Westland. Just 20 minutes drive from Franz Josef Glacier, the lagoon is a nature-lover's paradise. Paddle into pristine rainforest. Amazing views of the Southern Alps; quiet and unhurried.


$60.00 - $210.00
$30.00 - $105.00
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Okarito Lagoon is 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 peacefully explore the wetland and view the abundant birdlife, in a shallow and sheltered lagoon environment suitable for all ages and abilities.

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 open tidal wetlands of the lagoon, kayakers can paddle deep into the rainforest river channels of the Okarito river delta, accessible only by kayak. A true wilderness experience.

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Physical address

1 The Strand, Okarito, New Zealand.

Pricing and Conditions

Adult $60.00 - $210.00
(16 year(s) and under)
$30.00 - $105.00
Further pricing information:
All children below the age of 18 are charged at half price, and must be accompanied by an adult. Subject to weather and tide conditions; we can advise on best conditions and timing.
Cancellation policy:
48 hours notice of cancellation - no charge. Less than 48 hours notice - 100% 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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