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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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Steep climb but worth it.

We think we are fairly fit Brits for walks, but you have to smile when this is described as an easy... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
SteveDDD
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Swindon, United Kingdom
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Nice Walk Over Wetlands and Into Forest

We had some time in the afternoon during our October stay in Franz Josef. I had read that the... read more

Reviewed 1 December 2017
Scott B
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“steep climb” (6 reviews)
“nice walk” (4 reviews)
“car park” (4 reviews)
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 4 weeks ago 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

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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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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
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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
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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
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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 Ric R
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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
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