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Thunder Creek Falls

Haast Pass-Makarora Rd | Haast River, Wanaka 9382, New Zealand
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Worth it if you drive past

It was pouring rain when we went there which only added to the sheer volume of water that was... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Otis B
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Impressive Cascade

Barely few minutes walk from the main road winding up to the Haast Pass, this is a magnificent... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Satyabrata
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Haast Pass-Makarora Rd | Haast River, Wanaka 9382, New Zealand
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"viewing platform"
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"stretch your legs"
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"easy walk"
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"impressive waterfall"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It was pouring rain when we went there which only added to the sheer volume of water that was flowing down the falls.

Thank Otis B
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Reviewed yesterday

Barely few minutes walk from the main road winding up to the Haast Pass, this is a magnificent waterfall cascade. Ample view point and steps to go down to the stream too for better pictures. The short walk through the forest is lovely.

Thank Satyabrata
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Tall and beautiful waterfalls, magnificent view of 50 m high waterfalls. Location is between Wanaka and Haast on SH 6, approx. 1 hr 15 minutes drive from Wanaka, on the left side of the road, with a proper sign and then you will find the...More

Thank santo t
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We called in here on the way from Te Anau to Milford. We'd left early to avoid the crowds, and weren't disappointed as there was only a couple of other people there. Quick and easy walk through the forest for a few minutes, good for...More

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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

This very easy walk through the forest to see the falls is most enjoyable. The falls drop right into the creek and while it is not possible to actually get across the creek to the falls, good viewing is possible.

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Reviewed 27 March 2018

Definitely worth a visit after some rain. Quite popular with tourists (a few buses stop here) but worth having a look. Perhaps try and go during non-peak periods earlier in the morning or later in the day.

Thank Isaac W
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Reviewed 25 March 2018

This is a nice waterfall but it's not a must-see by any stretch of the imagination. It's a place to stop and stretch your legs if you're driving north to Franz Josef from Queenstown, though that's not really a very long drive. Easy access.

Thank dskid
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Reviewed 22 March 2018

What a fantastic gorge to drive/walk through, and a real feast for the eyes and the heart. Marvellous!

Thank therec2018
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Reviewed 19 March 2018

New Zealand has so many beautiful waterfalls that they begin to blur in memory, but this one is so easy to access, despite limited roadside parking. Short walk offers a chance to stretch your legs and take some photos.

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Reviewed 3 March 2018

It is a pleasant stop off if passing through Haast Pass and good stop to take photographs. Not somewhere to drive to specially and there is nothing there other than the falls and bubbling river.

Thank mikeGBUK
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