Makarora Tourist Centre Ltd

Makarora Tourist Centre has a cluster of stand-alone ‘A’ frame chalets, a shop, bar and restaurant as well tent and powered campervan sites situated in a magical spot in the middle of the Southern Alps.

Per night
$16 - $125

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Makarora is approximately half way between the Glaciers and Queenstown and is known for its scenery, peacefulness, bird life as well as hunting, fishing and trekking.

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There are a variety of self-catering chalets, cabins with kitchens and en-suite dorm units available. In the summer the restaurant and bar are open seven days a week as well as a shop for basic grocery needs and fuel supplies. Internet connection, TV, and telephone facilities are all available from the main building. Two large lodges with fully equipped kitchens enable many configurations of guest requirements to be met. Up to 150 people can be accommodated.

Scenic flights and jet boat rides operate from Makarora. Do Siberia Experience; a 3 hour flight, walk, jet-boat trip.


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Physical address

Makarora Tourist Centre Ltd, 5944 State Highway 6, Makarora, Lake Wanaka, 9346, New Zealand.

Opening times

Business hours:
Summer 8am-7pm (1November-30 April). Winter 9am-8pm (depending on patronage)
Months of operation:
All months of the year

Facilities and Features

  • Children Welcome
  • Internet (Public Use)
  • Laundry
  • Licensed Bar
  • Pet Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Sky - communal
  • Swimming Pool
Proximity to airport:
1 hours drive
Proximity to coach terminal:
Regular service at door
Proximity to town:
65kms to Wanaka - 80kms to Haast
Number of rooms:

Pricing and Conditions

Per night $16.00 - $125.00
Other charges:
Children under 1 year stay free of charge when using existing beds.Children from 2 to 12 years are charged NZD 10 per person per night and extra adults are charged NZD 20pn pp
Further pricing information:
No smoking rooms

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