Fantail Falls, South Island

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#64 of 122 in Nature in South Island
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  • It is one of several attractions on the road between Haast and Wanaka. If you are driving on this road, is a good place to stop and take a break. After a short walk (easy) reach this waterfall, which is not very high but it's relatively large because the water will spread. It is possible to get close to her.
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  • This unique shaped waterfall taken after the fantail bird is a must see. It is a short walk from the carpark and can you can go right down to the river bank to get a closer view of the waterfall. Nice...  more »
  • These falls are okay. It is literally a two minute flat walk from the parking lot to the falls. They are nice but less dramatic tha the Roaring Billy Falls which were my favorite along this road.  more »
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  • 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!
  • Beautiful and there was snow on the ground there so lovely photos with jungle, falls, and snow.
  • Best excuse for a stop to stretch the legs. The waterfall is nice, but we enjoyed the numerous flat rock towers that were on the shore and the crystal clear water of the river. Watch out for sandflies.
  • It is a nice stopover on the way from Fox Glacier to Wanaka. It is not a boring parking bay where people can walk around to avoiding of getting stiff, you can just walk quickly to really nice waterfalls within 2 minutes next to the road which makes it a nice break in between
  • This is a beautiful place, which reminds a sanctuary or something like that because of the piles of rocks you can find there.

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