Fantail Falls, South Island

4.3
#56 of 118 in Nature in South Island
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  • Nice little work to the falls. I'm not a fan of the stone towers but get their appeal to most. Sorry if i knocked yours over.  more »
  • The falls are decent, the creek is clear and cold, but the stone towers made from the flat river rocks are amazing. They are all over the place and very unique and interesting. So go see the falls, bu...  more »
  • Driving along the Haast highway, we stopped by the Fantail falls to have a look. This is a good place to stop to stretch our legs and wet our feet in the cold waters. The fall is beautiful, not too cr...  more »
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  • Great, quick stop. Decent waterfall, lovely rocky riverbed. Fairly accessible. Only issue was really the small, biting bugs. If I had to pick one, I’d pick Thunder Creek Falls up the road over this, but both can be quick stops.
  • Such beautiful falls and you can walk across the river bee, obviously when it is not on full flood!! The stones on river floor are beautiful.
  • My last visit was 17 years ago. Going back there brought back beautiful memories
  • Small waterfall, but a nice forest walk and lots of stacked stones make the place worth a stop. And a lot of bugs too.
  • Very nice place to relax and the waterfall was quite impressive, I like how it's quite close and you can get a good view of it. We skipped rocks for quite a while which was fun. There were less sandflies here than The Blue Pools which is a small plus!

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