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Thunder Creek Falls

Haast Pass-Makarora Rd | Haast River, Wanaka 9382, New Zealand
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Beautiful

Beautiful place to stop and stretch your legs and take in the beautiful scenery and look at the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
barefootlouise
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Amazing photos

We've been several times and each time gets better. This fall is huge! It's a short, easy walk to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Erin C
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Fairlie, New Zealand
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“haast pass” (16 reviews)
“easy walk” (8 reviews)
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Haast Pass-Makarora Rd | Haast River, Wanaka 9382, New Zealand
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"haast pass"
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"stretch your legs"
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"viewing platform"
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"magnificent waterfall"
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Beautiful place to stop and stretch your legs and take in the beautiful scenery and look at the beautiful waterfall

Thank barefootlouise
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We've been several times and each time gets better. This fall is huge! It's a short, easy walk to get there. Only takes 15 minutes or so for photos. Nice short stop but such a grand site! Not to be skipped!

Thank Erin C
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Reviewed 24 May 2018

Don't go out of your way to see these falls. There are several waterfalls in NZ which are much more impressive. If you're in the area or on the road it's a good place to stretch your legs.

Thank cmb72015
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Reviewed 22 May 2018 via mobile

It was pouring rain when we went there which only added to the sheer volume of water that was flowing down the falls.

Thank Otis B
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Reviewed 21 May 2018

Barely few minutes walk from the main road winding up to the Haast Pass, this is a magnificent waterfall cascade. Ample view point and steps to go down to the stream too for better pictures. The short walk through the forest is lovely.

Thank Satyabrata
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Reviewed 15 May 2018

Tall and beautiful waterfalls, magnificent view of 50 m high waterfalls. Location is between Wanaka and Haast on SH 6, approx. 1 hr 15 minutes drive from Wanaka, on the left side of the road, with a proper sign and then you will find the...More

Thank santo t
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Reviewed 20 April 2018

We called in here on the way from Te Anau to Milford. We'd left early to avoid the crowds, and weren't disappointed as there was only a couple of other people there. Quick and easy walk through the forest for a few minutes, good for...More

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Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

This very easy walk through the forest to see the falls is most enjoyable. The falls drop right into the creek and while it is not possible to actually get across the creek to the falls, good viewing is possible.

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Reviewed 26 March 2018

Definitely worth a visit after some rain. Quite popular with tourists (a few buses stop here) but worth having a look. Perhaps try and go during non-peak periods earlier in the morning or later in the day.

Thank Isaac W
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Reviewed 24 March 2018

This is a nice waterfall but it's not a must-see by any stretch of the imagination. It's a place to stop and stretch your legs if you're driving north to Franz Josef from Queenstown, though that's not really a very long drive. Easy access.

Thank dskid
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