Makarora is at the northern tip of Lake Wanaka on the way to the Haast Pass. Here you can venture into the wilderness on a 30-minute walk at the famous Blue Pools.
The Siberia Experience also departs from here and this 4-hour adventure starts with a 25-minute scenic flight followed by a 2-hour guided walk in the remote Siberia Valley in Mt. Aspiring National Park before returning to Makarora by jet boat. It is also a popular destination to enjoy fishing for trout or hunting deer with local expert guides Fishing and hunting Services.