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Makarora is located in New Zealand
Coordinates: 44°14′S 169°14′E / 44.233°S 169.233°E / -44.233; 169.233Coordinates: 44°14′S 169°14′E / 44.233°S 169.233°E / -44.233; 169.233
Country New Zealand
Region Otago
Territorial authority Queenstown-Lakes District
Time zone NZST (UTC+12)
 • Summer (DST) NZDT (UTC+13)

Makarora is a small community within the Queenstown-Lakes District of the Otago region of the South Island of New Zealand.

It is situated on State Highway 6 on the eastern side of the Haast Pass and adjacent to the Makarora River.

Local tourism operators offer scenic plane flights and jetboating tours on the Makarora River, which is the border of the Mount Aspiring National Park.

Panorama of Makarora as seen from State Highway 6