Kayaking and camping overnight on the remote Ōkārito Lagoon is a genuine and peaceful wilderness experience, rarely still found anywhere in the world.
Exploring the shallow open lagoon and sheltered rainforest-surrounded river channels by day, and camping on a remote beach with stars to the horizon and the sunset reflecting off the central South Island mountains by night, leaves an incredible feeling of both adventure and peace.
Limited to only one couple, or group of friends, per night, you’ll truly get away from it all, immersed deeply in nature. An truly unforgettable, accessible and unique New Zealand experience.
A genuine wilderness experience, strictly limited availabilty.
A good level of personal camping equipment is required to bring for overnight kayaking, as is at least some experience camping in remote wilderness areas.
This experience is not suitable for all kayakers and so is not available to book online.
To enquire further about kayaking overnight on the stunning Ōkārito Lagoon, contact us on +64 3 753 4014 or email, and we can provide more information.
We also offer day time freedom kayak rental or guided kayak tours, as an alternative.
Ōkārito is a small, peaceful village on the western sea coast of the South Island of New Zealand.
Only 10km off the main highway, Ōkārito is about 25-minutes drive north of Franz Josef Glacier. Look for the signposted turn-off between Lake Mapourika and Lake Wahapo.
You’ll find spacious, private car parking at our two red sheds on the left just as you enter the village, with a homely base building and bathrooms for comfort.
1, The Strand, Ōkārito, West Coast
+64 3 753 4014
Soak up this stunning natural environment. Hire a kayak to independently explore these ancient waterways at your own pace or let one of our experienced guides take you on an intimate tour through pristine wilderness.
Options available for all ages and any fitness level.