Photo By Peter Watts
Haast Pass Waterfalls
 

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Haast Pass Waterfalls - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT

A panorama taken at Haast Pass in New Zealand. This image was taken on a gruelling drive from Wanaka, mostly through torrential rain as a cyclone moved over the mountains. As a result of the rain, the waterfalls were full and overflowing. However, as soon as rain stopped the water levels quickly dropped.

Haast Pass Waterfalls - FURTHER INFORMATION

Haast Pass Waterfalls - Haast visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Haast Pass Waterfalls' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from West Coast.

Haast Pass is one of three routes over the Southern Alps, rising to 562m. It is on Highway 6 which leads from Wanaka to Haast, linking the ccr1992,West Coast with Otago on South Island. The drive over the pass is considered one of the 'must sees' of any New Zealand road trip on the South Island. The mountains are covered with dense rain forest lined with steep streams and waterfalls that quickly swell with the rain and thunder down into the Haast River and through the Gates of Haast, under the narrow, single lane bridge over the river. At various places there are laybys where people can stop to take pictures.

This panorama was taken about 10km from the highest point of the pass on the West Coast side. Two of the most popular waterfalls here are Thunder Creek Falls and Fantail Falls. Some of the land features seen here include the Wills Gorge, Stewart Crags, Hutchinson Spur and Track Spur.

TRAVEL DIRECTIONS AND GETTING THERE

Road: Haast Pass is about 60km from Haast on the West Coast, and 20km from Makarora (80km from Wanaka) in Otgo.



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