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Address: | car park next to the Ōkārito School House, Okarito, New Zealand
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

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Australasian Bittern

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.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
JohnH1623
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Jefferson City, Missouri
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Jefferson City, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 is a lookout with fantastic views north and south. Well worth doing. Takes about 90... More 

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Oakville, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 right near the entrance to the trail which was an added bonus.

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Cotopaxi, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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!)

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Hertford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 hills.

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Los Altos, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017

We did this walk right after we did the Okarito lagoon kayak. Having the overview of the lagoon was very nice after you had the up close and personal view from the kayak trip. The hike is pretty short with a good climb. The views from the top are quite nice.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

We walked up here one afternoon after having spent the morning kayaking in the Lagoon. There are a few steep areas but nothing too exhausting and it's great to get a view of the water from above.

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Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

Remember to check the weather and tide timings for the Okarito Trig Walk before going. We did the return journey along the coast at 1 - 2 hours after lowest tide and it was a pleasant walk. Though at the start we have to took off our shoes. Start of the walk goes though the forest on rocky tracks, before... More 

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Golden, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

Views from Trig to N over Okarito Lagoon, to S over Three Mile Lagoon and into the mountains to the Glacier (if it isn't cloudy over there.

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