Makarora Tourist Centre

Makarora , South Island, New Zealand | Hostel
Prices starting from $49.00

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Lamb chops & Steak after an Awesome Hike

A travel blog entry by luvlifetravel


... overlooking the Lake and is wonderful. We check-in to room 2 which is a split level family room before joining many other travelers in their award winning restaurant for our evening meal. My steak was absolutely delicious and went down a treat after todays activities. This is a gorgeous, friendly well run place and I would recommend it to anyone in the Wanaka/Lake Hawea area. Early night tonight, I’m pooped, good night. (8.30pm)


Whitebait, Fish & Chips, Glacier No Goes

A travel blog entry by creneafly1on


... the Franz Josef Glacier, got to the road turn off and there were patrols and signs out stating it was closed to high winds as well. Ok, so no up close Glacier hiking today. We did some more shopping and tourist stuff in Franz Josef, cool little mountain village type town.

We decide to head out since the Glacier is close and hit the road again. We head out North of town and there is a highway safety ...

Puzzled on a Rainy Day

A travel blog entry by mdod


... they closed at 6. About 30 min before closing they came around with a tray of warm Kai Pai Pies for$1 each. I’d never had venison so I tried that and was pleasantly surprised.

A neighbor had raved about the stunning sunset she saw when she was in Wanaka in Feb so I was really hoping we’d get some sun before we left but no such luck. Instead we walked down to Siam Thai in a light rain and had a good dinner with plenty leftover for lunch the next ...

Haast Pass to Wanaka

A travel blog entry by mdod


... sweat a little when we got to a car park across from Puzzling World and no sign that another car park was ahead. I was relieved to see the second car park a few minutes later. The loop took us 85 min.

After a trip to New World we walked the few blocks to into town to have dinner at the Urban Grind. They said their 2 for 1 pizza special ended at 6:30 so we could have it if we ordered within 3 min. Sold. Leftover pizza for breakfast it ...

Day 5

A travel blog entry by glenda98


First walk even though a bit short to take Tyler's phone to him. They were making their lunches and off on a day of river rafting and stuff. Moved from the car park to the lake front. Axle went for a swim but was shivering afterwards so had to cuddle him to warm up. Did some shopping and moved to the local top 10. Average facilities, bit run ...

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