Makara Beach, Wellington

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#5 of 11 in Beaches in Wellington
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Makara Beach is located in Wellington. Use our Wellington tour planner to visit Makara Beach on your trip to Wellington, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • 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.  more »
  • 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 rea...  more »
  • 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 ...  more »