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 ...

But on the other hand.., Haast, New Zealand travel blog

But on the other hand..

A travel blog entry by scottwoz

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... retailer and a long sweeping bay overcast with dark skies, providing an ominous but surprisingly peaceful setting. The west coast of New Zealand sees ridiculous levels of rainfall (over seven metres in the Fiordland) and so the landscape here is lush ...

Pit-Stop, Haast, New Zealand travel blog

Pit-Stop

A travel blog entry by scottwoz

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... to trek all the way up there so it made for a good stop for those of us who didn't get to see Frans Josef. Haast was about as exciting as Baz Vegas but achieves it's purpose well - a much needed rest stop and recharge before heading further South ...

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 shonandgraham

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We carried on from Wanaka, through Mt Aspiring National Park and Haast Pass, and onwards to Haast. This is the main route from Queenstown to get to the West Coast. On the way the road wound up around the mountains and we saw a lot of scenery including ...

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 ...

Poo pub and dress up time!, Haast, New Zealand travel blog

Poo pub and dress up time!

A travel blog entry by adelecarroll

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This overnight stop at Lake Mahinapua was literally in the middle of nowhere and it was all about Les, NZ's oldest publican at the Poo pub. After a short stop at Greymouth for lunch and a search for fancy dress - yes the evening involved a book themed ...

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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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 ...

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 ...

south of the glaciers, Haast, New Zealand travel blog

south of the glaciers

A travel blog entry by oulous

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We got up at 5am to watch the presidential inauguration live.  It was well worth the early rising to watch this historic event. Even from this far away we felt the optimism and look forward to better days ahead for every US citizen at home and ...

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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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 ...

The Alpine Experience, Haast, New Zealand travel blog

The Alpine Experience

A travel blog entry by brendonvdh

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... getting down and dirty on the dance floor. We then headed for the town of Te Anau in one of the most beautiful settings in New Zealand. We took a cruise on Milford sound. A sound is formed by a glacier carving out a valley that later gets filled by the ...

Middle of nowhere, Haast, New Zealand travel blog

Middle of nowhere

A travel blog entry by aldo80

After the big flight we made our way down to Haast, stopping off at the Fox Glacier to have a look at it from the bottom and then to the Mirror Lakes to see if we could see a reflection of Mount Cook in the water. Unfortunately it was too cloudy to see ...

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