Kayak rentals and fully-guided kayak trips for all abilities.

Okarito Lagoon is New Zealand’s largest unmodified wetland, a stunning shallow and calm tidal waterway surrounded by Westland Tai Poutini National Park, with incredible views of the Southern Alps of a fine day, and some of New Zealand’s best bird-viewing opportunities.

Renting kayaks to explore independently is suitable for all levels of experience and ages, in the right conditions; we provide a detailed safety and navigation briefing with simple markers to follow across the open wetland and right up into the forest-surrounded rivers, all within an awesome two to four hour journey.

Family-friendly, Okarito Kayaks have been local owned and operated for some thirty odd years, in the beautiful unspoilt town of Okarito, just north of Franz Josef Glacier. We’ve always focused on keeping kayaking affordable and accessible to New Zealand families. We reckon we’ve got the Coast’s best coffee too …

Give us a call or email to book, we’re humans!