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Okarito Trig Walk and Three Mile Lagoon

The Strand, | car park next to the Ōkārito School House, Okarito, New Zealand
+64 3-752 0360
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Beach walk has more interesting scenery

We took the beach walk south from the parking lot and came back via the Okarito Trig Walk. Most of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Marcel2trap
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Northwest
Lovely walk, gorgeous lagoon in the middle of the walk

Check the tides as the advice is to go 2 hours either side of low tide. The beach sand is course... read more

Reviewed 8 May 2018
canningkath
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Bermagui, Australia
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good28%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“steep climb” (6 reviews)
“nice walk” (4 reviews)
“low tide” (4 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
LOCATION
The Strand, | car park next to the Ōkārito School House, Okarito, New Zealand
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+64 3-752 0360
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"steep climb"
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"nice walk"
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"low tide"
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"an easy walk"
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"viewing deck"
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"great hike"
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"fantastic views"
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"franz josef"
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"southern alps"
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"new zealand"
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"boardwalk"
in 6 reviews
"lookout"
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"trail"
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"mountains"
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"coast"
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"pack"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the beach walk south from the parking lot and came back via the Okarito Trig Walk. Most of the Trig Walk is lined with trees and plants, so there is not much of a view. Instead of walking south, I would recommend walking...More

Thank Marcel2trap
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Reviewed 8 May 2018

Check the tides as the advice is to go 2 hours either side of low tide. The beach sand is course and the coast line is steep, lots of waterfalls. The lagoon at the middle of the walk is beautiful. One of the locals advised...More

Thank canningkath
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Reviewed 6 May 2018

If you are going to do the 9.8 km walk you must be fit! Also do not go in bad weather conditions at the trail is hard and slippery and the beach access will be treacherous. You can also attempt the beach route in low...More

Thank locosfc
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Reviewed 21 April 2018

We walked up to the Trig Point on a cloudy day in April after being rained out of our helihike. It has a large car park at the start, and begins across the wetland on boardwalks. The track is obvious and is gravel/packed, with a...More

Thank HoneyBadgerBex
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Reviewed 27 March 2018

This is a really good workout long and step in places. Viewing deck at the top made this all worthwhile. Best on a clear day. Take your camera and some water you’ll” need it. Only saw 3 others walking in the opposite direction deserted at...More

Thank 123LS
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Reviewed 20 January 2018 via mobile

We think we are fairly fit Brits for walks, but you have to smile when this is described as an easy walk in some literature. I think they have to have a different grading system in NZ as they are a hardy bunch, but for...More

Thank SteveDDD
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Reviewed 1 December 2017

We had some time in the afternoon during our October stay in Franz Josef. I had read that the Okarito Trig Walk offered some nice ocean views as well as an opportunity to see Mount Adams and Mt. Cook. Unfortunately for us it was very...More

Thank Scott B
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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

8  Thank Jimk089
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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
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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
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