Okarito Nature Tours

Okarito Nature Tours


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Florian Klein


Ranking: 10/10

Had good weather. Whole lagoon was mirroring the sky. Paid $55 for the whole day.

Reviewed about 7 years ago and experienced in April 2014

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Clara Hayes

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Great fun, stunning views of the Southern Alps, visited during mid November so plenty to wading birds still about! Great fishing spot.

Reviewed almost 8 years ago and experienced in January 2014

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Michael Rohn


Ranking: 10/10

Family style business. Amazing self guided tour.

Reviewed about 8 years ago and experienced in January 2014

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Derek Knight

New Zealand

Ranking: 9/10

This is a cruise around the lagoon rather than seeing the breeding ground. Its a bit cheaper and you see plenty of Kotuku/white herons. We were the only people on the boat-great.

Reviewed about 8 years ago and experienced in January 2014

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United States

Ranking: 10/10

Hired a double kayak for 4 hours (1/2 day). The staff at Okarito Nature Tours were incredible friendly, making sure we knew what we were doing and felt comfortable out on the water. We had a great morning paddling around the lagoon seeing herons, shags, kingfishers, and an Australasian bittern. We had plenty of time to paddle all three of the marked trails, birdwatching along the way. Would definitely recommend getting out on the water early though as the wind definitely picked up in the afternoon and made the paddle home a bit harder. The free coffee/tea back at the office afterwards was a great touch!

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Helen and Ogi

New Zealand

Ranking: 8/10

Pay to hire kayaks for 1/2 day. Paddle through tranquil lagoons or go at night on the Kiwi spotting adventure. Saw my first kiwi in the wild!

Reviewed about 9 years ago

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Ranking: 10/10

A beautiful experience - kayaking through the peaceful lagoon, enjoying good views of the waterfowl and then, the best part - going along a small channel into the rainforest, full of birdsong and stunning trees and plants.
Highly recommended for all nature friends !

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Ranking: 8/10

Comprehensive briefing, friendly staff. Lovely tranquil surroundings.

Reviewed over 13 years ago

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Ranking: 10/10


Reviewed about 14 years ago