Map and Directions



The last petrol station before Makoura Lodge, if coming from the South, is in Feilding. Travelling from the North it's Taihape. Please be sure to fill up at these locations.

 from palmerston north & any where south of makoura lodge

Google maps will often send you here via Pohangina Valley (as its a shorter distance but longer drive) but it's quicker and an easier drive coming via  Feilding (Kimbolton Road) to get to Makoura Lodge from Palmerston North, Wellington and Hawkes Bay.


Head North onto Kimbolton Road. When you are on the North side of Kimbolton, turn right onto Apiti Road. Once you are in the village of Apiti turn right onto Makoura Road, you will come to a 'T' intersection - turn left to continue on Makoura Road. Follow this road for 8km. We are located on the right before you head down over a gorge. Approx. 40 minutes.


From State Highway 1, before Mangaweka, turn left onto Ruahine Road. Travel approximately 18 kilometers on this road then turn left again onto Manawatu scenic route/Te Parapara Road. Continue on this road for approximately 20 kilometers, you will need keep straight onto Oroua Valley Road. Once you are in the village of Apiti turn left onto Makoura Road. Turn left to stay on Makoura Road, after approx. 8km the Makoura Lodge entrance is on your right. Approx. 1 hour from Taihape or  50 minutes from the State Highway 1 turnoff.

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The stunning drive to Makoura Lodge