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Thunder Creek Falls

Haast Pass-Makarora Rd | Haast River, Wanaka 9382, New Zealand
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Nice looking falls

Tall skinny falls dumping into blue-water stream. Very crowed though, not enough parking, but it... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
idahosail
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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
Great waterfall!

Traveling the Haast Pass, we tried stopping at every thing we could. The beauty on this part of the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
shutter_bug1971
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San Antonio, Texas
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good36%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
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“haast pass” (13 reviews)
“easy walk” (6 reviews)
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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Haast Pass-Makarora Rd | Haast River, Wanaka 9382, New Zealand
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Tall skinny falls dumping into blue-water stream. Very crowed though, not enough parking, but it turns over fast.

Thank idahosail
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Traveling the Haast Pass, we tried stopping at every thing we could. The beauty on this part of the island is amazing. This was a short hike from the car park and was not busy at all while we were there in Oct. You can...More

Thank shutter_bug1971
Reviewed 20 October 2017

Roaming around the South Island with our rental car and was suggested to stop in Wanaka to see the Thunder Creek on our way to the glacier. It was only a short stop but the view of the fall was breath taking, reminds you what...More

Thank angieandcam68
Reviewed 9 October 2017

This is an easily accessible majestic waterfall off the highway. Easy walk to get to the falls and you can go down to the river bank for a closer view. Majestic and picturesque. Surrounding area is green and fresh. Highly recommended.

Thank moonlotus18
Reviewed 11 August 2017

Nice if on your way but don't go out of your way. not a good pit stop for kids, no bathrooms, so we had to use mother nature's bathroom. After a rainstorm it was fairly impressive.

Thank 1020bluestem
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

A couple hundred metres off the highway, across a river. You can't cross the river (at least not when we were there) but it is still a picturesque waterfall with the nice blue water.

Thank Leon B
Reviewed 20 June 2017

Great & easy path to travel on with only a short walk to the falls. Very pretty area and very glad that we stopped for a look.

Thank poplarbear
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

This is a easy well maintained walking trail to an observation platform with great view of the fall as well as steps that lead down to the river bank. Beautiful fall that splashes into a small pool and then continues to "fall" into the river....More

Thank momhay1957
Reviewed 24 May 2017

This is an easy walk for all ages and what a falls. Well worth a stop even if the weather is a little wet. Superb photo op.

Thank Maggie B
Reviewed 23 May 2017

nice easy stroll to falls, quite picturesque falls with bush walk. nice to photograph in the autumn would be more spectacular in winter .

Thank Molzmum
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