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Haast Pass is a beautiful scenic drive that leads to the West Coast.
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  • Average7%
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“creek falls” (15 reviews)
“scenic drive” (12 reviews)
“franz josef” (9 reviews)
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As I was biking the entire route, it was quite an uphill right from the Gates of Haast bridge, but after a km it eases out. There are waterfalls galore and many lookout points and short hikes along this road. Must see Fan Tail and...More

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Reviewed April 12, 2018

We drove through this beautiful part of the country and was enchanted by the rugged scenery. Air was fresh and cool with clear blue lakes, streams along the way. Nature at its best.

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Reviewed April 1, 2018 via mobile

Just spent four days down westcoast. And stayed at haast. AmAzing place. Wild and rugged and unspoiled. Great place to fish and walk the beaches. We will be back

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Reviewed March 18, 2018

A UNESCO area where you are never out of sight of mountains, glaciers, waterfalls, streams or coastline. A photo op awaits at almost every turn. Allow a long day to drive between Franz Josef to Wanaka, with at least one night at each end. There...More

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Reviewed March 7, 2018 via mobile

I think NZ is a beautiful country, especially the South Island is so pretty every where you look but the Haast Pass Drive takes the cake for the best road trip. Every turn seems to bring in beautiful vistas and every bit of the drive...More

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Reviewed February 25, 2018

The drive from Franz Joseph to Wanaka via Haast Pass was one of the most stunning drives we had during our tour of New Zealand. There were beautiful waterfalls through Haast Pass valley but the best part was when we reached the lakes. Wanaka lake...More

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Reviewed February 18, 2018

My wife and I stopped here on journey from Franz Josef glacier to Queenstown. The waterfall was beautiful, especially with light blue water underneath it. Well worth the effort to view. The falls are yet again just another of nature's wonders in the wonderful country...More

1  Thank David S
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Reviewed January 31, 2018

The ride from Franz Josef to Wanaka is stunning. There is beauty around every corner including the west coast beaches, the mountain rivers, the waterfalls (Fantail), the blue pools, and finally the awesome lakes both Wanaka and Hawea. It is a long and twisty ride,...More

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Reviewed December 22, 2017

The whole of the west coast of the south Island is a treasure trove for those seeking scenic views. This area is no different. From the Glacier country down through Haast and up over the pass can (and should) take a day. We left Franz...More

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Reviewed November 27, 2017

I missed the actual pass but going up one spectacular river valley and coming down another is great. There are a lot of waterfalls and walks by the road. Take it slow because the tourist cars are slow, buses are slower, and caravans are slowest...More

Thank mrdom
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Kamran S
December 3, 2015|
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Response from megthompson93 |
The walk is not very long, I did it in about 5 minutes as a fast walker. A stroll i think would only take 15 minutes. It's not paved but there is a defined track that you could bring a stroller on, however the swing bridges... More
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