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Okarito Trig Walk and Three Mile Lagoon

| car park next to the Ōkārito School House, Okarito, New Zealand
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Anti Climax

The Okarito Trig Walk is a short but steep climb up to the viewing deck from where you can see the... read more

Reviewed 13 May 2017
Jimk089
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
The Okarito Trig walk

This is a short but varied walk across a wetland ( boardwalk) and a climb up through typical... read more

Reviewed 10 May 2017
Alikiwifruit
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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  • Very good28%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
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“steep climb” (5 reviews)
“mt cook” (3 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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| car park next to the Ōkārito School House, Okarito, New Zealand
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Reviewed 13 May 2017

The Okarito Trig Walk is a short but steep climb up to the viewing deck from where you can see the ocean, lagoon, mountains and glaciers. The top deck is a bit small. There were 3 people already on the top when 2 of us...More

Thank Jimk089
Reviewed 10 May 2017

This is a short but varied walk across a wetland ( boardwalk) and a climb up through typical westland forest to the trig. Good views of the ocean, back to the Okarito village and lagoon, southwards to Three Mile Bay, and on a fine day...More

Thank Alikiwifruit
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

Probably our least favourite walk, it was effort with little reward. We accidentally visited the beach first and had a lovely walk and could have skipped the trig walk altogether. Not worth a special trip. Just go to the beach!

Thank ama658
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

We checked out this area on a day it was foggy in Franz Josef. It was a pleasant surprise to find sunshine on the coast. We went on this walk not really knowing that is had some pretty steep parts or that there was a...More

Thank dil345
Reviewed 28 March 2017

The wetland and boardwalk is a great place to see New Zealand birds such as the Australasian Bittern. It is easily accessible, and an easy walk through flax habitat.

Thank JohnH1623
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

Its a little challenging and a bit steep in places, but take it slow and enjoy a wonderful piece of nz bush. The lagoon boardwalk is lovely where you can see various types of birds as you head across the marshland. At the top there...More

Thank Ah62
Reviewed 19 March 2017

We really enjoyed this trail. It wasn't as lengthy or rigorous as some we did, which served our purposes given it was an afternoon hike, following an activity packed day. The trails were well maintained and beautifully designed. We stayed at our own private cottage...More

Thank ricriordon
Reviewed 15 March 2017

This was a great excursion. The flora was amazing in the wetlands. We walked about 1.5 miles, but it was relatively flat. Bring water. The sand flies are bad, so repellant is necessary.

Thank Ron T
Reviewed 2 March 2017

This trail leads through beautiful forest, and at the viewpoint, on a clear day, there was a stunning panorama of the Southern Alps. Beautiful spot for sunset (bring a couple of flashlights for the walk back!)

Thank LAtraveler007_11
Reviewed 15 February 2017

We did just the TP walk which was easily done within the suggested 90 mins. A few short sharp sections once across the marsh area but nothing extensive. Decent view at the top of the lagoon and parts of the town and across to the...More

Thank robinhbishop
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