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Makarora Tourist Centre

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Gympie
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

A great place to stop mid way between the west coast and Queenstown, Meals are great and the A frame units are very comfortable and warm. Really friendly staff in the restaurant and the fireplace just completes the deal. Would stay there again

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Mackay, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

Loved this place... very cute and quaint A frame cottage with ample room... Best views. Best part is No TV or Internet... you actually have to talk and spend quality time with each other. Try the Chilli Con Carne its amazing with a nice glass of red.... Loved our short stay

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Achern, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016 via mobile

We had an accident with our camper and they helped us on every way they could. They were so nice and helpful - really awesome. We hope we can say thank you with this Review. Especially to Catherine and Dean. Thank you so much Greetings Joel

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016

This was my first stop after I cycled over the Haast Pass and the milkshake alone made my heart sing. (I should add it's also the first food stop after Haast). I stayed in Makarora two nights and this was the only option in this tiny town for food - and they did it so well. This place is spacious,... More 

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016 via mobile

Spartan accommodations, but good for a stopover between two of the south island's tourist Meccas. Our cabin (#11) had beds for 6 people (1 double and 4 singles). The double bed mattress was too soft for me, but I should have tried one of the other "cot-type" beds. Space heaters were sufficient for warming the sleeping area. Plenty warm (hot)... More 

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Cromwell, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2016 via mobile

We normally stop down the road but it was packed with 3 bus loads so we came here, had my normal mocha which was served in a glass and lacked heat, both pet hates. The music in background was techno cap. Had a toasted sandwich and a bit of chocolate cake, both nice, rest room clean. Wife enjoyed very average... More 

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Kingston, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2016

We were wonderfully surprised when we arrived in Makarora and were given the keys to our cabin. it was adorable, roomy, comfortable and offered everything we needed. Full kitchen, lots of living and sleeping room. We loved it!

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Thank Beth O
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2016

Wife and I opted for a small A Frame and we really enjoyed it. The area was spacious, but a little dark. We arrived here on a rainy day, and the room was frigid. Unfortunately it does take some time to warm up. There is a restaurant on the site with limited options for food. There is not much else... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2016 via mobile

Came here as part of a large group and stayed for one night. I was in a cabin with 4 beds and a bathroom. It was simple but very spacious and came with heaters in case we were cold as well as towels, linen etc. Went into café/restaurant and got a snack- staff were very friendly and food seemed fairly... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for one night. It is very tranquil and surrounded by great nature walks to suit most fitness levels. The cabins are cute, warm and cosy. Beds are very comfortable. Staff is friendly. Toilets are OK and showers are plentiful of hot water. Kitchen is OK. Would love to stay here again just to have a relaxing weekend. Suits... More 

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Additional Information about Makarora Tourist Centre

Address: Makarora, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Makarora
Price Range: $48 - $50 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 26
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