On the south coast of Wellington the small settlement of Makara is a great place to visit and offers a wild coastal walk. Meander up to Fort Opau (built 1941 and manned from 1941-1943), where you are rewarded with spectacular views of the South Island and Mana and Kapiti islands in the north. Descend down to the sea and walk back to Makara along the coastline (wear adequate footwear) and refresh yourself in the local cafe.
- Open Hours: Monday to Sunday from 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM
Attractions & Landmarks
- Nearest Train: 25 minute drive from central Wellington