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Address: Makara Rd, Wellington 6005, New Zealand
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Things to do in Wellington

About 30min scenic drive from Wellington CBD will get you to a typical NZ stoney black sand beach, the highlight is a walking track around the cove with magnificent views. Take... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
dejoux76
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Greater Sydney, Australia
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Wellington, New Zealand
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34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Always loved this wild beach...windswept, beautiful, often big waves. Popular with the fishermen in our family. My daughter lives there now. We all love Makara and its loving,caring community.

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Thank cleancuisine
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very special place. Had the chance to get there on a nice sunny afternoon with light winds and it was fantastic. One scenic location after another. Didn't need to walk far from the beach to get to real stunning ridges. Will come back!

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Thank Max A
Greater Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

About 30min scenic drive from Wellington CBD will get you to a typical NZ stoney black sand beach, the highlight is a walking track around the cove with magnificent views. Take bush walking foot wear and a bottle of water, don't forget your camera.

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Thank dejoux76
Swansea County, United Kingdom
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124 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lovely peaceful stop on tour of North Island. It was windy when we were there and the waves were rough, but it was still a tranquil place. Coffee and a lovely welcome at the cafe.

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Thank Jayne B
Wellington, New Zealand
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342 reviews
194 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 258 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

The coastal walk from Makara beach is amazing. Just be careful & also check the tide times, if you are planning to go right around the far point, where you have to climb over the rocks to reach the secluded beach. When the tide comes in, it's very difficult to pass that area & we recently came across a huge... More 

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Thank Jacob15
Wellington, New Zealand
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56 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

A great place to walk along the coast, walk on the rocks and for a picnic. However; it must be a nice day without wind. To walk north along the coast you must cross the river and if with little children better on low tide. Also a great place to pick up paua.

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Thank travaller60
Wellington, New Zealand
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21 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

Visiting Makara beach you'll be able to see wind turbines, rock pools and stunning sounds on the northeast of the south island. Should be visited on a clear day.

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Thank rene0408
Wellington, New Zealand
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319 reviews
91 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2016

We love our visits to this wild and wonderful beach with its roaring seas and unspoiled coastline. No signs of man unless you look back at the few houses. A great place to get the cobwebs of the week blown off, Always treasures to seek among the driftwood and smooth stones. Paua shells too if we are lucky. Rough walking... More 

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Thank Julie M
Wellington, New Zealand
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28 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Lovely walk requires reasonable fitness to clamber over some of the rocks after a kilometre or so. It feels just a bit wild. I have walked along the coast then back along the track that is about 500m back from the coast that provided good views of the surrounding countryside. If you don't like wind turbines then don't go.

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Thank John_MurphyNZ
Hastings, New Zealand
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54 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Makara beach is a really fun place to explore the beach. they have lots of different things to find in amongst the beach and rocks. This has a really neat walk to the top of the hill with a great view of the beach and windmills and you can also see a windmill up close. perfect for family and friends.

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Thank Sarah_Star19

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