Makara, New Zealand

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Makara
Makara beach, New Zealand.jpg
Makara beach
Makara is located in New Zealand Wellington
Makara
Makara
Basic information
Local authority Wellington
Population 759 (2006)
Facilities
Surrounds
North Ohariu
East Karori, Owhiro Bay

Makara is a locality located at the western edge of Wellington, New Zealand, close to the shore of the Tasman Sea.[1]

With winding road access from Karori or Johnsonville / Ohariu, Makara is a rural area with sparse development.

In the nineteenth century there was a small amount of gold-mining but no large-scale workable deposits were ever found.

Adjacent to Cape Terawhiti the Cook Strait cables come ashore, carrying power and telecommunications between the North and South Islands.

See also[edit]

Project West Wind wind farm.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Place Name Detail: Makara". New Zealand Geographic Placenames Database. Land Information New Zealand. Retrieved 2010-05-06. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 41°16′09″S 174°42′18″E / 41.269120°S 174.705122°E / -41.269120; 174.705122