“North of the Franz Josef Township sits the coastal settlement of Ōkārito and the Ōkārito Lagoon. The lagoon is home to more than 76 species of native birds including the kōtuku/white heron and royal spoonbills.
Choose from three walks of varying lengths, from the short, easy access Ōkārito Wetland Walk, to the longer Three Mile Pack Track.”
Ōkārito Wetland Walk
Time: 20 min return
Distance: 1 km
Easy access short walk
Suitable for: People of all abilities, wheelchairs, buggies and strollers.
Standard: Even surface, well formed with no steps or steep sections. Stream and rivers are bridged.
Track markers: No track markers as the track is well defined.
"From the car park by the Ōkārito School House, the track winds though bush before crossing the estuary on a curving boardwalk.
The track then climbs gently to a viewpoint overlooking the estuary."General accessibility features:
Mobility accessibility features:
- Accessible toilet(s)
Other accessibility information:
- Easy access to entry point(s)
- Paths wide and not slippery
For further thoughts and information, see Havewheelchairwilltravel.net's review of the walk
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