Makarora Bush Walk

Makarora Bush Walk - Haast Pass/Tioripatea

Makarora Bush Walk

Haast Pass/Tioripatea

81%

6 Rankers Reviews

5 Face-to-Face

8 Makarora

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Old pit saw site

Information

1 km return | 15 minutes return

This looped nature walk passes through podocarp and silver beech forest with good specimens of matai, miro, kahikatea and rimu. Another feature is a pitsaw display, illustrating this pioneering timber milling technique.

Access

The start of the track is 18 km south of Haast Pass and 100 m north of the Makarora Visitor Centre.

Track

Follow the anticlockwise loop and keep right at junction with the track to Mount Shrimpton.

Flora

This is a remnant mixed beech podocarp forest with some large matai. The denser understorey is festooned with moss.

European History

The remains of the old pitsaw site hark back to days when much of surrounding areas was cleared of timber for use in expanding Otago goldfields.

Details

Feature Value Info

Location

South IslandWanaka RegionMakarora

Categories

  • Walking
  • Free

Reviews

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Emilio Peretto

Argentina

Ranking: 7/10

Easy walk and beautiful, amazing forest.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago and experienced in January 2017

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Mariano Martin

Argentina

Ranking: 8/10

Beautiful and easy little walk.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago and experienced in January 2017

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Augustina Fernandez

Argentina

Ranking: 7/10

Stunning and easy walk. Beautiful forest.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago and experienced in January 2017

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Ferry and Carlyn

Netherlands

Ranking: 10/10

Easy walk, also for our daughter of three years. Beautiful forest.

Reviewed almost 5 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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damaca

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

A well maintained and interesting little walk. The visitor centre cum café will tell you what to look out for, and serve you refreshments on your return.

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in September 2011

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Thanks to all the good people working for the NZ Department of Conservation - for all your hard work - making NZ more beautiful, accessable and healthy! Cheers 😍

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Nick Morrison

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