Makarora Bush Nature Walk, Haast Highway NZ

The Makarora Bush Nature walk is a short 1km loop through attractive native forest besides the Haast Highway at Makarora.

Makarora Bush Nature Walk

The Makarora Bush Nature Walk is a short stroll through attractive native forest, starting on the highway near the DOC office in Makarora. We did it on our way out and then back on the all day Mt Shrimpton Track. I thought it was nice enough to give it its own post.

It’s a 1km loop walk, flat, and will take maybe 15 minutes. A good leg stretcher on the Haast Highway, connecting Otago with the West Coast. Further up the road (towards the West Coast) is the longer Blue Pools Walk. There’s further information on walks in this area on the DOC website.

 

Makarora Bush Nature Walk: The Scenery

Makarora Bush Nature Walk

Makarora Bush Nature Walk
Sophia likes mushrooms and fungi, and this was a good one.

Makarora Bush Nature Walk Makarora Bush Nature Walk

Makarora Bush Nature Walk
There were a few big trees in the forest.
Makarora Bush Nature Walk
I think this is the tree in the previous photo.

Makarora Bush Nature Walk

Makarora Bush Nature Walk
An old timber saw pit.
Makarora Bush Nature Walk
At the end of the walk.

Author: Edward Hathway

I'm a clinical psychologist and keen hiker.

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