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Makarora Tourist Centre

Makarora, New Zealand
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Boston, Massachusetts
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46 reviews 46 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I stayed there for 1 night and found: - very friendly staff - beautiful mountain & valley views - basic but clean & well functioning - good restaurant with friendly waitress and bartender - tasty jaeger schnitzel chicken with enormous portions

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed here in early February on our way to Queenstown. The A frame cans are really well presented and were very clean and tidy. They are a bit dated but are great value. The park is really quiet after the traffic stops passing for the day. A great little place.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We arrived here after driving through from Franz Josef - a stunning drive that we took all day to do as there was so much to stop and look at. Just do it! Anyway, we had booked here because we didn't want to go into Wanaka during the Christmas holidays (you have been warned). Well this was a perfect choice.... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

I have been staying here regularly over the last few years, but was a bit disappointed on this last visit. Our request for a particular cabin was 'not received' and so we ended up near the road. They didn't seem too bothered. Power cut on last night meant we couldn't cook (or see anything!), yet it wasn't even mentioned as... More 

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015 via mobile

We stayed in a campervan overnight. It was a really beautiful spot in the mountains to stay at. Kitchen facilities were good and well stocked with equipment. Shower cubicles a bit small but adequate. Restaurant nearby is a good option if you don't want to cook.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Some of the a frame chalet,s contain beds only and at $70.00 per night you can get much better accomadation elsewhere .This is really just a campground with cabins . The scenery around Makarora is stunning and well worth a visit .

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We stopped here for a coffee and lunch on the drive from Franz Josef to Queenstown, the staff were very friendly and the service was really good, the food was really nice and tasty and the coffee was also good. The views from the chairs outside are lovely. Will definatley stop here again when passing in the future.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Stop for sandwich and coffee plus sending my postcard. The place definitely had a great view. They got a souvenir shops also, and now i know they also got a place to stay.. Except the coffee and sandwich i had not much to say, because only stop for half an hour. The food there, got some choices..

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Wanaka, New Zealand
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

This place has the best scenery in NZ. The rooms are clean and cosy. There is a great little bar with cold beer and a restaurant with home cooked food. Try the lamb shanks. There are jet boats, a plane and helicopter. Ideal for ornothoigists and trampers. Will definately be back!

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Florianopolis, SC
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

People always say that NZ has friendly locals, but here it was not the case. We came to this place because it was raining a lot and we couldn´t continue the trip that way. The food they serve at the restaurant is ok. Except for a lovely young couple that works there, everyone was very unfriendly and rude. If you... More 

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