Tours

Okarito Boat Tours And Cottages

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Sit back and relax as you are transported from land to the tranquil waters of the Okarito lagoon and rainforest waterways to view the birds, ancient plants and trees and the untouched landscape that combine to make the Okarito so magic.

Price

$75 - $95

Hours

Tours run from 7:30am to 4pm.

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The open-air boat moves slowly, allowing a total sensory experience amongst feeding birds including:

  • Kotuku– Great White heron,
  • Royal Spoonbills,
  • Godwits from Siberia and Alaska,
  • Pied Stilts and many others.

Custom built for the Okarito area, the boat will take you into the shallow environs of both lagoon and forest and provides some fabulous photo opportunities of both wildlife and landscapes.

Early bird tour

Ideal for early summer and summer conditions. Plenty of opportunities for photos and photography enthusiast. Beautiful light and generally very calm conditions. Can be the best time to see birds feeding on the lagoon.

  • Duration: 80 Minutes.
  • NZD $85

Okarito EcoTour

From wading birds to rainforest orchids, tidal lagoon wetlands and ancient plants and trees and river waterways - the two hour EcoTour is our most comprehensive tour set within this magnificent, untouched World Heritage Area.

  • Duration: Two Hours.
  • NZD $95

Okarito Wetlands Tour

This tour is perfect for an introduction to the Okarito Wetland environment. The afternoon time slot enables you to add this to your day after a visit to the Glaciers and learn about this diverse environment from sea to mountains.

  • Duration: 90 Minutes.
  • NZD $75

Directions

2 Russell St,, Okarito 7886,, West Coast,, New Zealand

Okarito Boat Tours is located in the quiet village of Okarito - 27 km (north) from Franz Josef and 23 km (south) from Whataroa. Watch for the turnoff of State Hwy 6. Okarito is approximately 1.5 hours drive south of Hokitika.

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