I passed the sign for the very short Pakihi Walk driving from Franz Joseph Glacier to Okarito, otherwise I wouldn’t have known about it. We were operating in a short weather window during three days of forecasted rain, and decided to stop and do the walk because we might not get to do much else! It turned out to be an attractive if not spectacular walk that is worth doing if driving to Okarito as it’s just at the roadside. The highlight is the forest, (kiwi habitat apparently), but there are also modest views from the end of the walk.
Track notes at the end. You might also like to do the nearby Okarito Trig Walk.
Pakihi Walk: The Scenery
An easy walk through attractive forest to a viewpoint on a hill. There’s more information on the DOC website.