Franz Josef: Half-Day Guided Tour to Okarito

Franz Josef: Half-Day Guided Tour to Okarito

From US$ 58.09 per person

Explore the old mining township of Okarito and learn about its history from your guide. Admire the mountain views and discover unique birds and wildlife.

About this activity

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Duration 3.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • Discover the old gold mining town of Okarito
  • Enjoy amazing views of the surrounding mountains, glaciers, and lagoons
  • Learn about the rich history of the area with your expert guide
  • Marvel at the unique nature and wildlife of the region
Full description
Get off the beaten track and explore one of New Zealand's hidden gems on this half-day tour. Learn about the history of the old gold mining township of Okarito from your knowledgeable guide. Start your adventure in Franz Josef Township, where you will meet your guide and the rest of your group before departing on a 25-minute drive down the highway to reach Okarito. You will then head out on a walk to admire the stunning landscapes. Take in spectacular views of the mountains and glaciers of New Zealand's West Coast and take pictures as you go.  Experience unique bird & wildlife sightings throughout the tour, and if you're lucky you may get a chance to see dolphins. Your guide will do their best to tailor this walk to your interests. If you like photography, there is an opportunity to stop at the world-renowned Andris Apse photography gallery.
  • Free hot drinks (tea/coffee/hot chocolate) and biscuits
  • Raincoats, rain or waterproof pants, and large heavy-duty umbrellas to keep you dry
  • Walking poles and sunscreen
  • Free use of Macpac Baby Carrier for toddlers under 3 years old
  • Knowledgeable local guide
  • Meals
  • water
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • Masks are optional for this activity

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Drones

Know before you go

  • This tour will take place rain or shine

Product ID: 383317