Wellington Hiking and Walk Trail – Makara Track

The Makara walk takes you to the highest vantage points in the area to have the best view on the most spectacular sights. Not only will you have all the breathtaking sights to take in but there is also gun emplacements to keep the kids happy and busy. The whole trail will roughly see you covering up to 7 kilometres in distance through the hills and beach side, it will begin at Makara beach and after a whole circuit it will also en at Makara beach. You will find Makara beach 26 kilometres north of Wellington, you will find it just of Makara walkway.


Where can i find a trail adventure in Wellington?

You will find the perfect hiking trail if you book you place on the Makara trail, this long walk along the beach and along the wild coast promises to be one to remember, available 7 days a week you are sure to find the great date for you.

For this trail it is advised to bring your own food and plenty of liquids to stay hydrated as there is no water filling stations on the journey so be prepared to sweat. The Makara beach is sheltered from the southerly winds but when up in the hill tops there is often high force gale winds to watch out for. The trail is closed for the month of August due to lambing season and for gun emplacement replacements as well, the trip will roughly take 4 hours altogether so be sure to not make plans around the finishing time as it can take longer.


  • This trail is for advanced walkers only
  • Depart from Makara way
  • Family friendly tour



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