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Haast Pass, South Island

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The mountain pass at Haast Pass is famous for its natural beauty and handfuls of roaring waterfalls. Most visitors experience the attraction with a scenic drive, but do not hesitate to leave your car and explore. Short walks are marked along the road, and among the most popular is the Blue Pools Walk. On this walk, a gravel path leads visitors over a swing bridge and deep into the forest where crystal-clear, blue pools have been carved into the rock. The glacier-fed water is so clear that native trout seem to be floating in the air. Wear appropriate shoes for trekking uphill and plenty of water. Plan your Haast Pass visit and explore what else you can see and do in Haast using our Haast vacation generator.
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  • We drove this pass en route to Christchurch, and it was very dramatic with its high mountains, curvy roads, and beautiful views. Sadly, we didn't stop along the way, but there were certainly viewing a...  more »
  • Beautiful Road New Zealand release that passes in the middle of the Southern Alps, has beautiful views of the mountains interspersed by forests, beautiful turquoise water streams and sheep farms, it's a shame I don't have shoulder and have few points of observation.
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  • If you get a chance, get a copy of the on-line "Walks Along The Haast Highway" (Mount Aspiring National Park) from the New Zealand Department of Conservation. There are a surprising number of great st...  more »