Makarora Mountainview - formerly Makarora Homestead - is ideally situated for travellers between Fox & Franz Josef Glaciers to the north & Queenstown to the south and just 65 kms north of Wanaka. Surrounded by the Mt Aspiring World Heritage National Park - your accommodation offers a secluded retreat in the midst of the Southern Alps.
We offer our guests self contained accommodation to suit all travellers.
All have magnificent alpine views overlooking the mountains & river valley.
Kickback & de-stress in the idyllic atmosphere... chill out on the deck with a glass of wine or beer... delight in the antics of the many native birds... feed the spring lamb & view the cattle 15 metres from your door... or take a short stroll to the nature walk... try out the local bar/restaurant which is an easy 5 minutes walk.
For those looking for outdoor adventure try the acclaimed FLY WALK JETBOAT trips Siberia Wilderness Walk or Siberia Experience... fish the awesome natural rivers... take your boat on the lakes with the closest boat ramp just 10 mins away... jetboat river access is just down the road... tramp/hike the amazing Gillespie Pass Track... stroll down to the renowned Blue Pools... explore Haast & Jackson Bay on the West Coast which are a comfortable day excursion away with plenty of less demanding short walks on the way... there is something here for everyone!
For the winter oriented Cardrona, Snow Farm & Treble Cone ski fields are just 70 minutes drive from Makarora.
And every 2 years the incredible Warbirds over Wanaka is on.. get out of the Wanaka mania and stay somewhere peaceful.
We welcome your enquiries for any help to plan any of the activities mentioned above
Makarora has long been an ancient traditional healing village for the Waitaha Nation
- the first peoples of this land. While our nomadic ancestors were travelling
over the high mountain passes following the areas of seasonal abundance
the village of Makarora was a place of healing & learning, a place of resting
whilst healing both body & mind from past journeys and preparation
for the trails ahead.
That healing wairua (spirit) permeates Makarora Mountainview...
come stay & experience it!