How to get there
The Makairo Track is an out and back ride that starts from the end of Makairo Road, which is around 19km from Mangatainoka - the home of Tui Beer. Park your car at the end of the road
The track climbs steadily along a rarely used 4WD track for 9km to an exposed ridge. Starting altitude is 175m asl and the ridge is at 675m asl. Once at the ridge have a break before starting the fun descent - that's probably why you came this far?
Plans to clear the track of weeds and maintain drainage are being worked on by Tararua service clubs. Watch out for prickly stuff. The weather can change quickly, so pack a jacket as it can get cold at the top and on the way back down.
Makairo Track at EveryTrail
Map created by EveryTrail: Travel Community