Travel Blogs from Haast, New Zealand

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Map Marker - No Text, Haast, New Zealand travel blog

Map Marker - No Text

A travel blog entry by mtrmsd

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Haast an over night stop, Haast, New Zealand travel blog

Haast an over night stop

A travel blog entry by penguinmad

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Hi all, On my last entry I said that the next stop was Queens Town via Wanaka, sorry forgot to mention that we stopped in Haast in between, it wasn't really a proper stop. It's so that the driver can rest. We got there early evening and stopped at a ...

Fox Glacier hike, Wilderness Backpackers, Haast, South Island, New Zealand travel blog

Fox Glacier hike

A travel blog entry by jawad

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... . 3) There are only a couple of places in the world were glaciers are found at sea level among temperate rainforests. Here in New Zealand (at Fox and Franz Josef) and in Argentina. After lunch it really started to rain but our hike became more ...

Haast Pass, Haast, New Zealand travel blog

Haast Pass

A travel blog entry by mbgower

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... from the softened ice cream, then set off once more on what I think is the most variable few hours of scenery in New Zealand. The road skips along from the lush green of the river gorges to another collection of snow-topped sentinels, then threads ...

Sand Fly Sabotage, Haast, New Zealand travel blog

Sand Fly Sabotage

A travel blog entry by pollyandmikey

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... later was done on the run, I think these little biters may be more of a problem over the coming days. Arriving at Haast Lodge we were greeted by a friendly faces.  Our Swedish buddies we met n Queenstown had also just arrived.  Unfortunately ...

Haast, Haast, New Zealand travel blog

Haast

A travel blog entry by hpeier12

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West Coast Beaches with the Alps as an Backdrop are very Nice..small settlement probably a little busier in the summer when People heading for the ...

Unbelievable beauty, Haast, New Zealand travel blog

Unbelievable beauty

A travel blog entry by davidjean1971

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... reflection situation wasn't perfect, it was still magical, as you can see. Had to drive almost in the dark the entire 1.5+ hours to Haast, and fortunately we didn't blink. Found the one restaurant open - TWO lamb shanks for $30 NZ - yum. And date bread ...

West Coast Highway, Haast, New Zealand travel blog

West Coast Highway

A travel blog entry by woggley

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... back in though, and very windy, so the news was saying they couldn't get to the wreckage. I headed of down the road towards Haast, which as you can see is on the coast.  Because the weather had cleared up again I decided to carry on for the pass. ...

Great Road, Haast pass, New Zealand travel blog

Great Road

A travel blog entry by woggley

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Now the drive through the Pass is fabulous.  I had started to think the South Island might not offer much, but wow this was just stunning, and would be amazing on a bike. I stopped various times just enjoy the view, and could of taken so many more ...

Onto the west coast, Haast, New Zealand travel blog

Onto the west coast

A travel blog entry by rachemurphy

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So about a 2 1/2 hr drive or so from Cromwell to Haast - west coast beach area - can hardly say village as its tiny!!  Didnt stay long there, soaked up the beach for a little bit and then hit the road again for the glaciers..!  Stunning drive - ...

Definition of a Bad Day, Haast, New Zealand travel blog

Definition of a Bad Day

A travel blog entry by thomco02

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... to find it excruciatingly cold, and I failed in my attempt to coax Daniel into swimming. We decided to continue onwards toward Haast, just to make some progress since Daniel is relatively short on time. We saw signs mentioned that Fox Glacier was the ...

Haast, New Zealand, Haast, New Zealand travel blog

Haast, New Zealand

A travel blog entry by dam

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map pin -haast lunch stop, Haast, New Zealand travel blog

map pin -haast lunch stop

A travel blog entry by jon-daniella

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No blog just a lunch ...

My eyes hurt from staring!, Haast, New Zealand travel blog

My eyes hurt from staring!

A travel blog entry by wynnejoy

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... fear that we're beginning to sound very repetitive as we tell you about another spectacular place. Are you getting the picture? New Zealand is simply spectacular... just about anywhere you go. The next day or so described here is no exception. Leaving ...

Lake Matheson, Haast Pass and Wanaka, Haast Pass, New Zealand travel blog

Lake Matheson, Haast Pass and Wanaka

A travel blog entry by jundan

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... and pools etc, shame there were so many damn sandflies though - arghh we hate them, bloodsucking little *!*#*!%*'s.  After the haast pass we had a quick crisp sandwich pitstop and headed on to Wanaka where we checked into a proper campsite for a ...

Tasman Sea to Southern Alps in a Hamilton Jet boat, Haast, New Zealand travel blog

Tasman Sea to Southern Alps in a Hamilton Jet boat

A travel blog entry by jimrob

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... an extra night to play with.  We had left it blank and forgotten.  We decide that we will do a pot-luck in Haast. However, before leaving Wannaka we go to Puzzling World, with brain teasing Illusion Rooms and a 3-D Maze.  We got to all the ...

Day 7 - Franz Joseph to Haast, Haast, New Zealand travel blog

Day 7 - Franz Joseph to Haast

A travel blog entry by larsennz2007

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... (760m) leading to Haast township (not to be confused with Haast junction or Haast Beach) where we will spend the night at the Haast Lodge Motel/Caravan Park/Backpackers (not a Top 10 park like the others we've stayed at and not up to the same standard ...

Een stadje om met grote haast doorheen te rijden.., Haast, New Zealand travel blog

Een stadje om met grote haast doorheen te rijden..

A travel blog entry by cb_goes_again

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... over, dus daar langs de weg een broodje gegeten en een sigaretje gerookt. Niet al te lang daarna konden we onze weg weer vervolgen. Haast bleek een enorm klein dorpje met wederom niets te doen. Er was 1 supermarkt (met onwijs hoge prijzen), dus in ons ook ...

THE GATES OF HAAST, Haast, New Zealand travel blog

THE GATES OF HAAST

A travel blog entry by theroad2

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Haast Drive, Haast, New Zealand travel blog

Haast Drive

A travel blog entry by atimetowander

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Spent more quality time with Chuck Norris taking in the sites of New Zealand's South Island. Highlights: Jumping into Blue Pools Fantail Falls (Hike to nowhere?) Thunder Creek Falls Gates of ...

from Wanaka to Haast - a scenic wonder trip, Haast, New Zealand travel blog

from Wanaka to Haast - a scenic wonder trip

A travel blog entry by nztravelguide

... Bay, time permitting, where a feed of crayfish is a must. More later on this side trip. Here also is a must stop at the Haast Visitor Information Centre just down the road from McGuires so you can see what all is going on in this region that is ...

Christmas Day, Haast, New Zealand travel blog

Christmas Day

A travel blog entry by champa

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25/12 - Found us in a remote place - thinking of all the family and friends back home bustling about getting ready for the next day (Northern Hemisphere C Day). As we continued further south, the weather just got better and better, another Christmas ...

Another day in paradise..., Haast New Zealand, New Zealand travel blog

Another day in paradise...

A travel blog entry by ladyelliot

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... stop along the road: the Blue Pools. We have to say we’re loving the DOC (Department of Conservation) here in New Zealand.  Appears that they are similar to our National Park Service back home and apparently they are very well ...

The gates of Haast, Haast, New Zealand travel blog

The gates of Haast

A travel blog entry by eamorley

... for lunch on a gondola in great weather. Sunny and clear. Later set off for the West Coast and the Glaciers. The Haast Vally in the evening light was a wonderful sight with the snowcapped mountains reflecting the light of the setting sun. Stopped ...

Low Downers, Haast, New Zealand travel blog

Low Downers

A travel blog entry by davidwshih

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After speeding though the glaciers, we arrived in the most southern town in Westland.  Haast is one small town not even connected to the national power grid and there are no mobile signals either.  We arrived around 6PM, after flipping though ...

Haast Pass, Village, Mossies and Sandflies, Haast, New Zealand travel blog

Haast Pass, Village, Mossies and Sandflies

A travel blog entry by sjw_uk

We arrived at Haast Village at about 4pm after driving along the Haast Pass, which is a very good road to travel on... although very very bendy! We went to the local Tavern and had some dinner and then went back to the van at about 7pm... It was so ...

New Zealand, Haast, New Zealand travel blog

New Zealand

A travel blog entry by christine-colly

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Knights Point and Haast, Haast, New Zealand travel blog

Knights Point and Haast

A travel blog entry by sheilamarsh

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... Haast. On the map Haast looked like it was an important town, in fact it wasn't!!!! We took the turning off the main road to Haast and drove past a couple of cafes, and quite a few motels / holiday home types of places and realised we were on the way out ...

Franz Josef to Haast, Haast , New Zealand travel blog

Franz Josef to Haast

A travel blog entry by gemma_doogal

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... Leaving the glacier we headed to Lake Matheson from where you could see Mount Cook. Having heard that you can’t visit New Zealand without seeing this mountain, we were fairly keen to catch a glimpse. Lake Matheson didn’t disappoint, girls we ...

Heading West, Haast, New Zealand travel blog

Heading West

A travel blog entry by tony-helen

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... Mount Aspiring National Park to the West Coast District and the road to the Fox and Franz Josef glaciers, via a town called Haast. It was a beautiful day with little breeze and glorious sunshine, so we took our time and visited various places alongside ...

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