Pakihi Walk

Westland / Tai Poutini National Park, Te Wāhipounamu - South West New Zealand World Heritage Area

  • 30 min return by the same track
  • Easy

A short climb to a viewpoint overlooking Ōkārito Lagoon, with mountainous views inland.

Key information
Walking time
30 min
Distance
1.0km
Type
Return by the same track
Return by the same track
Grade
Easy
Bookings
No bookings — open access
No — open access
Find it
Starts
Forks-Okarito Road, off SH6 south of Whataroa
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Maps
NZTopo50-BW16
More information

This track starts next to a conspicuous patch of pakihi next to the Ōkārito road and climbs easily along a moraine wall. The look out at the end of the track is surrounded by handsome forest. Inland, the Minarets are visible, with Mount Tasman and then Cook further to the right. From here, Tasman looks slightly taller.

This area is home to the rowi (Ōkārito brown kiwi), the rarest kiwi with just 375 individuals, all living near Ōkārito.

Map
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ID 8392

About this track

Added 7 February 2013 by MatthewMatthew. No revisions.
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