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Makarora is located in New Zealand
Coordinates: 44°14′S 169°14′E / 44.233°S 169.233°E / -44.233; 169.233Coordinates: 44°14′S 169°14′E / 44.233°S 169.233°E / -44.233; 169.233
CountryNew Zealand
Territorial authorityQueenstown-Lakes District
Time zoneUTC+12 (NZST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+13 (NZDT)
Local iwiNgāi Tahu

Makarora is a small community within the Queenstown-Lakes District of the Otago region of the South Island of New Zealand.

It is situated on State Highway 6 on the eastern side of the Haast Pass and adjacent to the Makarora River.

Local tourism operators offer scenic plane flights and jetboating tours on the Makarora River, which is the border of the Mount Aspiring National Park.

Panorama of Makarora as seen from State Highway 6


Makarora Primary School is a co-educational state primary school for Year 1 to 8 students,[1][2] with a roll of 6 as of March 2020.[3]


  1. ^ "Makarora Primary School Official School Website".
  2. ^ "Makarora Primary School Ministry of Education School Profile". Ministry of Education.
  3. ^ "Makarora Primary School Education Review Office Report". Education Review Office.