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  Sea Watching at Makara Beach
by djramey

Makara Beach, just a short jog in the car from downtown Wellington, is a hotspot on the weekends and maybe one of the quieter beaches in New Zealand during the week. When I visited on a Friday morning, there were only 5 cars in the lot and only 2 people to be seen collecting drift wood.

To further enjoy the rough and rigid nature of Makara, head up the Makara Track. Makara Track begins and ends at the beach, and gives some of the better views in all of Wellington, and dareIsay the North Island.

The beach is at the end of Makara Road which runs from the south end of Karori Road. You will come up in between no more than 15 houses and be set on the black rock beach sorrounded by vast cliffs and wave breaks.

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Phone: 04 472 7356

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  • Updated Apr 4, 2011
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