Makarora Tourist Centre, Makarora (between Haast & Wanaka)

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Makarora Tourist Centre

Accommodation, restaurant and activities in one of New Zealand's most idyllic mountain settings.   

This idyllic destination is set amongst the lush rainforest and majestic mountains of the Southern Alps and borders Mt Aspiring World Heritage National Park. The scenery here is exceptional with views over the wild Makarora river, into some of this country's most beautiful and untouched valleys. There are many things to do all at your doorstep, from a number of lovely short bush walks (one of which rewards you with a view of glow worms, if you walk it at night) to more demanding tramps and a series of adventurous activities, Helicopter and Plane flights, Jet boating, Fishing, the Blue pools, and more. We are 1 hour from Wanaka and 1 hour from Haast on state highway 6, the perfect location to relax and enjoy the surroundings from the cafe, bar, swimming pool, or at your accommodation. Your stay will be something to remember.

This gorgeous valley location provides a friendly and complete wilderness retreat for individuals, families and groups away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Makarora offers opportunities for both the adventure seeker and those wanting to take time out in our awe inspiring surroundings.

Makarora Tourist Centre offers:

  • four levels of affordable accommodation scattered throughout a natural bush setting
  • a newly renovated restaurant, cafe and bar
  • an information/bookings centre and a souvenir shop
  • an outdoor swimming pool, marked nature walk and group facilities, including a fully self contained private lodge.

So whether you’re after adventure or relaxation, Makarora is the place for you. Stay a night or two in our private chalet accommodation or pitch a tent. Relax in our licensed restaurant by the open fireplace, or outside on our sunny verandah. Get out and see the National Park by taking a thrilling jet boat ride or a scenic flight. Take the fishing rod for a meander down to the river, or get the pack out for a multi day hike.

This is where the magic happens!

Come to Makarora for your total wilderness experience...

Our valley...

Our valley location offers countless opportunities for exploring our stunning and remote surroundings.

The Young, Wilkin and Siberia Valleys, and Mt Shrimpton are all in a few minutes reach - by hiking, with a thrilling jet boat ride, scenic fixed wing or helicopter flight.

Makarora is an ideal destination for tramping with a selection of multi day walks in the area and there is also great hunting and fishing.

Accommodation Rates: (quoted in NZ$, subject to change)

2 persons per night:

  • Secluded A-frame Chalets with ensuites $128.00
  • Cabins $85, double rooms $70.00.
  • En suited Dorm rooms $30.00pp and
  • Campervan powered sites $17pp, kids under 5 years are free
  • Tent sites $15pp.

Cancellation Policy:
If your plans change for some reason, we do understand, and ask that you let us know as soon as possible. However, we require 24 hours notice of a cancellation or a charge of one night's accommodation will be incurred if your room cannot be re-let. Not showing up at all will incur a charge of one night's accommodation. If, after checking in, your stay is shortened, then a charge of up to one night may be made.

Makarora Tourist Centre, Makarora (between Haast & Wanaka) Enquiry Form


5944 Haast Pass-Makarora Road
Makarora 9346

Phone: +64 3 443 8372


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The Makarora Tourist Centre, Makarora (between Haast & Wanaka) Enquiry Form