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Definitely worth a stop

This was a welcome break on our journey from Wanaker to Fox Glacier. Generally we didn't see many... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
PaulAndJoy167
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Leicester, United Kingdom
Worth a visit

We thought these falls to be the best on our tour through Haast Pass. A short walk through bush... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Totrue B
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Auckland, New Zealand
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Haast Pass-Makarora Rd | Haast River, Wanaka 9382, New Zealand
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All reviews haast pass stretch your legs viewing platform easy walk short walk from the car park magnificent waterfall tall waterfall roadside parking spectacular sight worth a stop bright sunshine franz josef short stop bush walk heavy rain blue water insect repellent
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a welcome break on our journey from Wanaker to Fox Glacier. Generally we didn't see many waterfalls on our month in NZ probably due to them having had a long dry summer - apparently they appear quite quickly after rain. So we only...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank PaulAndJoy167
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We thought these falls to be the best on our tour through Haast Pass. A short walk through bush walk is real easy and there are views of the river and falls along the way. Easy access to the dry river bed is from one...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Totrue B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On our trip from Haast to Wanaka, we were determined to see every attraction we could; without any question, this was the best of the three waterfalls and was even more impressive than the blue pools; so easy to get to see and so amazing...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Des H
Reviewed 20 January 2019

A very short walk takes you to view the falls. Beautiful. You can climb on some of the rocks if you want. Worth a stop.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank LarryandTim
Reviewed 19 January 2019

Very close to the road but grand falls. Takes 5 mins and enough space for decent photos and breaks up the journey

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank crbarton
Reviewed 13 January 2019

We felt that Thunder Creek Falls was probably the best out of the 3 waterfalls that we went to along the Haast Highway. A very short walk from the car park will bring you to the viewing platform where you can witness the might of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank eugenef36
Reviewed 8 January 2019

Looked good from far - the river was too high to cross to get closer. The falls drop about 100m which carries noise and spray far and wide. There is a short walk from the edge of road parking - which is relatively easy; some...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank NFHarry
Reviewed 7 January 2019

This scenic view is one of the many other stunning views we've come across while travelling New Zealand. With all honesty we'd travelled a few countries with beautiful nature before but nothing like this. Gotta say NZ tops it!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Traveller010889
Reviewed 3 January 2019

This waterfall is very close to the road and a worthwhile stop. The path is very easy and there is a platform to take photographs (unless you fancy having a paddle to get a bit closer)

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Liam G
Reviewed 3 January 2019

The waterfalls are a quick walk from the road. Well worth the effort to see. There's some scrambling if you want to get down to the water. But there are also good picture opportunities from the trail.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank canadianexile
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