Winter Waterfalls – Haast

We still have not had any real rain here, cold, yes, a little bit of drizzle, but no real rain, I have not had a chance to get to any waterfalls as I had hoped, but have just been so busy, hopefully soon, so I thought I would feature a spot we visited earlier in the year. Back in February when Moth and I were in New Zealand, we had a day trip cancelled due to inclement weather, and we took a drive around Wanaka in the South. Some locals told us about some amazing Waterfalls which we running full due to all the recent rain. So we took a drive out there, you can read about the whole day trip here.

They call Haast, On the Edge of Wilderness and I can certainly see why it is stunning spot to visit, all the rain certainly made it an interesting, if not wet and soggy afternoon.

Haast, The perfect destination to explore some of New Zealand’s most unique scenery and wildlife situated amidst spectacular & rugged scenery of the South West New Zealand World Heritage area, between ancient rainforests of Te Wahipounamu, glaciers, and the Tasman sea.

Haast offers a unique insight to the “real New Zealand” a rare gem,unspoilt by humans and thriving with native bird life.

Discover the extraordinary history of South Westland, from pre european Maori, and the importance of pounamu, to early pioneering,gold mining, logging, fishing, deer recovery, and more.

Try sea fishing, fly fishing, whitebaiting (in season), deer stalking, bird watching, tramping, nature walks, jet boat safaris, helicopter adventures and glacier flights.

http://www.haastnz.com/

With names like Fantail Falls, Pleasant Falls, Thunder Creek Falls, Roaring Billy and The Gates. Some of these are less than 50m from the main road into Haast.

Til Next Time………….happy snapping

– Julz