Photo By Peter Watts
Gate of Haast
 

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Gate of Haast - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT

A panorama showing the Haast River and the Gates of Haast bridge at the Haast Pass. A storm had just passed through and the river was very swollen with rain. The sun was breaking through the clouds creating a rainbow in the spray. The noise here was quite loud.

Gate of Haast - FURTHER INFORMATION

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

The Gate of Haast is where a narrow, single lane, road bridge crosses the Haast River near to the Haast Pass. The scenery here is dramatic, steep mountain hills covered in temperate rain forest with waterfalls cascading down sheer faces and gullies. Below the bridge is a popular viewing area where people stop to take pictures when driving between Otago and the West Coast. The Thunder Creek Falls and Fantail Falls are also nearby.

TRAVEL DIRECTIONS AND GETTING THERE

Road: The Gates of Haast are about 10km west of the highest point of the Haast Pass. It is 50km from Haast on the West Coast, and 30km from Makarora (90km from Wanaka) in Otgo to the southeast.



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