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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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  • On the Inter City bus travelling State Highway 6, from Queenstown to Franz Josef we stopped briefly to drop some passengers at Wanaka and observed the stunning scenery with the tranquil lake surrounde...  more »
  • This is an amazing, scary, remote, road. It is genuine wilderness, untouched and beautiful, and also frightening in its absolute wildness. Stunning. Nothing like it in Europe. 
  • The drive through this area is beautiful & the opportunity for walks along the way, abundant. We travelled through on our way from Fox Glacier to Wanaka & stopped to do the Blue Pools walk. An easy 15...  more »