Makara Beach and Wind Farm

Makara Beach and Wind Farm

Makara Walkway begins and ends at Mākara Beach, 16 km north of Wellington. The beach is at the end of Makara Road which runs from the south end of Karori Road.

The track climbs to vantage points with spectacular views, and returning along the beach.

The high cliffs and spectacular views for centuries have provided the people of the area with good vantage points for the defence of their land. A Ngati Ira pa site lies on the promontory at the western end of Fisherman's Bay, and gun emplacements at the top of the cliffs mark the position of Fort Opau, which was garrisoned by 100 soldiers during World War II.

Additional Info

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  • Address: 140 Opau Road, Makara, Wellington 6972