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Haast Pass, South Island

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Scenic Drive Tourist Spot
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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  • Stunningly beautiful all the way and I never saw another car I first had to climb very steeply up the mountain and it then followed a very steep descent. After that drove beside the River Haast and pi...  more »
  • Some claim this is one of the best one day drive in NZ and it certainly has to be up there. From west coast through beautiful rainforest and then over the pass to stunning vistas, there's something ar...  more »
  • 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 »