This 140km route from Wanaka to the West Coast passes through some spectacular and breathtaking scenery. Traditionally, this trail was commonly used by Māori travelling west in quest of pounamu (greenstone or jade). The Hawea and Wanaka Glaciers carved out the basins that Lake Hawea and Lake Wanaka fill today.
Haast Pass - the most scenic route in NZ!
Give yourself plenty of time to cross Haast Pass and get to the coast.
A variety of shorter hikes start near the edge of the roadway surprising you with lush rainforests and thundering waterfalls. Favorite excursions include walks to Roaring Billy, Fantail Falls, Thunder Creek Waterfall, and the Blue Pools. Several tourists stop at the Gates of Haast gorge to take pictures of the raging river as it crashes over the river stones.
Tours including Haast Pass
Epic NZ Tour
Discover more of NZ than most New Zealanders, as you thoroughly explore the best of both the North and South Islands.View tour
Visit Queenstown, Wanaka, glaciers & rainforests then see more of the South Island on the world famous TranzAlpine rail journey.View tour
New Zealand Uncovered
Uncover all the beauty, adventure, culture and fun activities of New Zealand and tick practically everything off your bucket list.View tour
Amplified NZ Tour
Discover the best of the North and South Island. Tours run from Auckland to Christchurch, or Christchurch to Auckland.View tour
South Island Lick Tour
A week with wow factor! Tick off iconic South Island destinations with unbeatable scenery and a large dose of adventure.View tour
Take in significant Southern highlights & must-do activities: mountains, lakes, glaciers, pristine rainforest & the world famous TranzAlpine rail journey.View tour