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Beautiful Falls

The shape of the falls has led to its name of fantail and it becomes apparent even from the road. A... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Satyabrata
,
New Delhi
Quite nice falls

Quite nice falls not too far from the road. Approx 25 m high waterfall on roadside of Haast Highway... read more

Reviewed 15 May 2018
santo t
,
Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The shape of the falls has led to its name of fantail and it becomes apparent even from the road. A short walk takes you to the bottom of the falls. It's beautiful and then there's another narrow path that takes you to another neighboring...More

Thank Satyabrata
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Reviewed 15 May 2018

Quite nice falls not too far from the road. Approx 25 m high waterfall on roadside of Haast Highway (SH 6) between Wanaka and Haast, approx 1 hour drive from Wanaka. This falls drops into the crystal clear Haast River. On the right side of...More

Thank santo t
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Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

My husband and I were travelling in a campervan between Queenstown and Haast, and decided to stop and view the falls. We wished we hadn't once we drove off the road into the car park (which you can't see properly until it's too late) -...More

Thank instyle11
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Reviewed 24 March 2018

We were driving from Queenstown to Franz Josef, needed to kill some time, and wanted to see a bit more of the scenery, so we stopped. It's not very high and is some distance from the viewing stand. The sign at the entrance to the...More

Thank dskid
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Reviewed 18 March 2018

Very short walk from the road provides easy access. Interesting to see the creative cairns that have been built.

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Reviewed 21 February 2018 via mobile

A short walk from the car park mostly on tarmac path. Suitable for strollers and wheelchairs. There is a viewing platform at the end which is your photo spot.

Thank Paul_n_Cris
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Reviewed 4 February 2018

Nice little work to the falls. I'm not a fan of the stone towers but get their appeal to most. Sorry if i knocked yours over.

Thank Veevers84
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Reviewed 31 January 2018

The falls are decent, the creek is clear and cold, but the stone towers made from the flat river rocks are amazing. They are all over the place and very unique and interesting. So go see the falls, but take some pictures of the stone...More

Thank Ken G
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Reviewed 31 January 2018

Driving along the Haast highway, we stopped by the Fantail falls to have a look. This is a good place to stop to stretch our legs and wet our feet in the cold waters. The fall is beautiful, not too crowded and the stream have...More

Thank PaulSiow
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Reviewed 28 January 2018

A short walk from a car park there is a beautiful waterfall with a natural area where people have been contributing towers of flat stones. It can make it tricky to walk around!

Thank Andy D
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