Okarito and Whataroa Adventure
Okarito and Whataroa are small settlements on the West Coast. The Okarito Lagoon is New Zealand's largest unmodified wetland covering 3,240 hectares of shallow water. Okarito and Whataroa is a great holiday destination for travellers wanting to combine their love of the outdoors with their adventurous spirit. Okarito and Whataroa adventure activities suit all levels of confidence.
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Mobile-friendly - Franz Josef Wilderness Tours is teamed with an awesome crew from a range of backgrounds. Take a kayak or paddleboard trip with glacier and mountain views or a small personalized cruise to explore the waterways of Lake Mapourika! Fish for Brown Trout or wild sea run Salmon with a local fishing guide. Mountain bikes, stand-up-paddleboards, kayaks hire available.
Mobile-friendly - Visit NZ's only White Heron (Kotuku) nesting colony. This beautiful bird breeds in a secret location in one of the most romantic places—in the Waitangiroto nature reserve —part of Te Wāhipounamu World Heritage area. Seeing these splendid birds is a rare sight and visiting their breeding ground, a truly unique experience. Learn about this rare bird and its nesting habits.
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