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Makarora Country Cafe

State Hwy 6 | Makarora, Wanaka 9382, New Zealand
+64 3-443 8207
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  • Excellent18%
  • Very good39%
  • Average27%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible14%
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“carrot cake” (3 reviews)
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Cafe, Contemporary
State Hwy 6 | Makarora, Wanaka 9382, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Makarora is the gateway to the northerly section of Mt. Aspiring National Park. If you're tramping the Gillespie Pass Circuit or just taking the short walk to Blue Pools, this cafe offers the nearest warm & tasty homemade food in a pleasant & friendly atmosphere....More

Thank CarolDM1900
Reviewed 1 week ago

Popped in with the family for a bite to eat or an icecream. After a couple of minutes browsing the "shop" area, minding our own business we walked towards the cafe front and heard the lady, under the breath, but loud enough to hear say...More

Thank 40LOVE2015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very quirky & interesting place, food is average & you can get fuel there too. Take along something to add to the eclectic collections they have, like a rego plate, flag or currency of your country to put on the 'money tree'.

Thank GeoffD746
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are not many places on the Haast Pass road from Wanaka where you can take a meal break, but this is a good starter. A very large dining area in two sections, and an adjacent gift shop. We come for morning tea, and there...More

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 6 September 2018

On our trip to Fox Glacier we had planned to stop here, because it is a mandatory stop, the place is a classic on this Highway 6, to stop, on this site has its bus line stop. The interior of coffee is full of flags...More

1  Thank Francisco R
Reviewed 30 July 2018

In the middle of a very bleak cold winters day, how delightful it was for a couple of aged pensioners to find such a welcome. Everything served with friendly smiles and Greetings.A highlight of our 3000 kms trip around the South Island. Replete and happy...More

1  Thank Pauline T
Reviewed 26 May 2018

DO NOT stop here. The food was overpriced and stale and the owners are the rudest people ever. Not only to the customers but also to the staff, especially the man. Do not waste your money or time when you can drive a little further...More

2  Thank DanielM20285
Reviewed 29 April 2018

This place is really in the middle of nowhere but a welcome spot nonetheless. We were on tour and so had limited time so just had carrot cake (excellent) and tea to tied us over

1  Thank Jodian
Reviewed 28 April 2018

Decided we should stop while we had opportunity and were somewhat surprised - food was better than we thought and staff was not as friendly as you might expect. Not exactly helpful to our group in the ordering process which is unfortunate since a smile...More

1  Thank Wanderlust34212
Reviewed 21 March 2018

We visited this café whilst in transit on our tour. Very good grub Very good service and organisation. They managed our 48 person group superbly Value for money

Thank Smudger160
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6 March 2017|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Cafe, Contemporary
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: State Hwy 6 | Makarora, Wanaka 9382, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Wanaka
  • Phone Number: +64 3-443 8207
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