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Makarora Country Cafe

State Hwy 6 | Makarora, Wanaka 9382, New Zealand
+64 3-443 8207
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  • Excellent17%
  • Very good40%
  • Average26%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible15%
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“sandwiches” (6 reviews)
“pie” (6 reviews)
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Hours
Cafe, Contemporary
State Hwy 6 | Makarora, Wanaka 9382, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our small tour group stopped here for lunch and everything was good. We avoided the busy time with big tour groups so we ordered and got our food very quick. Pretty good selection of pies, sandwiches for lunch. Nice tables. Not a lot of choices...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Craig-World-Travelle
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is definitely atmospheric!! There's a pool table and some long tables for big groups or a bunch of smaller groups, and a patio outside for nicer days. The food was good. I had a red curry dish. I don't think it was a...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank canadianexile
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This cafe is well sited as for us when travelling from Wanaka northwards, it was coffee time! When we were delivered two flat whites that weren't soy and I queried this - and admitted my order may not have been as clear as it could...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Gavatron07
Reviewed 10 December 2018

Had a couple of breakfasts and main meals here. Consistently well cooked and a nice hearty southern amount. Coffees are good too. Really friendly and helpful staff.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Graham S
Reviewed 8 December 2018 via mobile

I came here as my first stop in New Zealand hopeful for a good adventure, considering this place only thrives off it's business from tourists, you would think that they'd at least treat you like a human....What a joke of a place. We camped here...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Bec B
Reviewed 30 October 2018

After requesting GF options, I was told only Celiacs were eligible for made to order items. Otherwise the only option was a crustless quiche. Perhaps the owners might realize that there are other health issues that require GF and I am not obligated to share...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank DN111
Reviewed 12 October 2018

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

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank CarolDM1900
Reviewed 4 October 2018

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

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank 40LOVE2015
Reviewed 26 September 2018

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'.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank GeoffD746
Reviewed 22 September 2018

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

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Paul S
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6 March 2017|
Response from Voodles | Reviewed this property |
yes they will be open.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Cafe, Contemporary
Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch
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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