Local Activities


Okarito  Camp Grounds

Choose from rainforest or beach walks, explore the Okarito Lagoon by watercraft – local operators offer guided boat tours or hire a kayak – New Zealand’s largest unmodified wetland area and home to many species of native and migratory birds. Watch for the brown falcons whose favorite perches are the trees of the campground, wake to the sound of Tui’s and bellbirds, and listen to the sounds of the waves and Ruru (morepork owl) at night. 

Take a nocturnal bush walk or tour to look for the rarest kiwi of them all –the Rowi – Okarito Brown Kiwi. Visit the inspiring gallery of Andris Apse – one of New Zealand’s most gifted photographers and resident of Okarito.  Okarito is one of the last special places – a caring community set in the splendour of New Zealand’s most amazing scenery – we hope you will join us and spend some time exploring from the Okarito Community Campground!