Makarora Tourist Centre's One Stop Shop

Shopping, Dining & Socializing

Our Shop, Café and Bar are open daily summer and winter providing all requirements for an enjoyable and relaxing holiday.

Winter hours - Shop( 9-5 every day)
Cafe/Bar - Sun/Mon/Tues/Wed 9 am- 5.00pm
Thurs/Fri/Sat 9- late(depending on patronage)


The shop has an excellent selection of NZ made souvenirs such as native NZ fern products, paua shell and products made of native flax. Our selection of books on NZ is extensive including the guide to the locations where the movie 'Lord of the Rings' was filmed.

It also sells petrol and diesel and stocks basic grocery lines such as bread, milk, frozen and packaged goods, confectionary and ice cream. There is a comprehensive array of travel brochures to browse and stamps are available for posting your letters in the outside mail box.


Dining varies depending on the season but there's always a meal available during opening hours. Our breakfast menu includes an option of cooked or continental style food.

For lunch we can offer a selection of hot food, soup with garlic rolls, or for a lighter bite there's sandwiches, pies, paninis and other tasty homemade snacks to choose from.

As the sun starts to set you can sample a variety of choices from our chef's menu or enjoy a light bar meal complemented by a quiet drink.


We have an on-licence and an off-licence. If you want to treat yourselves in your unit we stock a variety of wines including an excellent range of fine New Zealand wines and lagers. Alternatively, have a quiet social drink at the bar followed by dinner in the café.

On a warm summer's evening the garden bar is the perfect spot to finish off your day.

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Inside the shop


tomato soup
Tomato Soup

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