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Mākaro (Ward Island)


The eastern shore of Mākaro (Ward Island) has a fine beach, but is seldom visited. The island is about 250 metres long and 80 metres wide. Behind the beach are steep cliffs covered by dense taupata bush. It is a Department of Conservation reserve, and camping is not permitted. The island and water around it is mainly used by recreational divers and fishers.

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Chris Maclean, 'Wellington places - Wellington Harbour', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 May 2022)

Story by Chris Maclean, updated 1 Mar 2016