Okarito Kayaks has a wonderful opportunity to educate and inform visitors about the high value of the natural landscape and ecology of the area. Through our briefings of kayakers, the printed interpretative information we provide to accompany their kayak trips, our expert local guided interpretation on the water, and even the day-to-day conversations as we serve coffee, we can support an increasing awareness of the importance of protecting the natural environment that visitors have experienced here.
If you’re a local school, or not-at-all-local school, that wants to get your kids out into the wider natural world, we want to help. We’ll discount kayak tours as heavily as we can for schools. Worth it to see the look on the kids faces as they paddle off into the secluded moss-dripping rainforest with no iPads to distract them …
Okarito is a small, peaceful village on the western sea coast of the South Island of New Zealand.
Only 13km off the main highway, Okarito is about 25-minutes drive north of Franz Josef Glacier. Look for the signposted turn-off between Lake Mapourika and Lake Wahapo.
Formerly known as Okarito Nature Tours, we’re the two red sheds on the left just as you enter the village.
1, The Strand, Ōkārito, West Coast
+64 3 753 4014