UNESCO has declared the Haast region on the West Coast as a world heritage area claiming it is a significant natural treasure comparable to the Grand Canyon and Great Barrier Reef due to its dramatic and diverse landscapes. The township of Haast was only accessible by air for many years until the Gates of Haast opened this special place up to the rest of the world. more
Whitebait! Haast has it and they want you to try it. Visit Curly Tree Whitebait Company to eat it just like the locals do.
From Haast to Jackson Bay there are empty shingle beaches, dunes, lakes and wetlands, all with the soaring backdrop of the Southern Alps making it an outdoor enthusiast's playground; Tramping, hunting, jetboating tours and specialised helicopter flights are all available.
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Located 15km off the main highway on the Haast-Jackson Bay Road, the Haast Beach Holiday Park offers travellers clean and inexpensive accommodation. Nestled amongst the rainforest in South Westland with bush walks and beach access within walking distance, and a 30 minute drive to Jackson Bay where you can observe Penguins, seals, and maybe dolphins.
The newest Holiday Park in Haast. We offer a variety of accommodation to suit all budgets. The powered and unpowered sites are supported by a uniquely converted Aircraft Hangar that provides modern communal facilities. The main-complex has an amazing TV/Games lounge for you to catch up and relax after a full-day of experiencing all the West coast has to offer.
Mobile-friendly - Near the Southern Alps and the scenic Haast River. Marvellous drive to Queenstown, Wanaka and glaciers. Ideal place to relax and unwind, with true West Coast hospitality and cuisine. Recent refurbishment now offers a range of centrally heated ground floor en suite units. On site conference facilities and Internet.
Mobile-friendly - Great Kiwi walks—the ultimate New Zealand wilderness trekking. Our 'Great Kiwi Walks' offer true inspiration for the soul! Enjoy half to full-day eco-trekking amongst lush native rainforest, ancient river valleys and stunning alpine scenery with access by air or jet boat. Our helicopter-walk-jetboat adventures include the Siberia Wilderness Adventure and Jumboland Wilderness Adventure.
Mobile-friendly - Surrounded by the Mt Aspiring World Heritage National Park, Makarora Wilderness Motel offers a secluded retreat in the midst of the Southern Alps. Excellent base from which to explore the surrounding temperate rain forests, national parks and scenic reserves. Perfect for travellers looking for the warmth and ambience of a home.
Mt Aspiring National Park is located at the southern end of the West Coast in the South Island. It's the third largest park and part of Te Wahapounamu - Southwest New Zealand World Heritage Area. The park contains mountains, glaciers, river valleys and alpine lakes. It's ideal for short walks and is the location for Isengard (Lord of the Rings).
Mobile-friendly - Half-day wilderness experience combining spectacular helicopter flight, valley walk and jet boat ride. Aerial views of towering ice carved mountains and glaciers. Land in the remote Siberia Valley and enjoy a relaxing three-hour walk on a well marked track. Rendezvous for a fast paced river jet safari through icy blue waters.
Located in one of the World’s most diverse spectacular landscapes. This area offers a wide variety of scenery, a chance to view wildlife and many recreational opportunities. Our upstairs motels offer views to the river and coast and the ground level provides great indoor/outdoor living while you enjoy your stay with us.
Mobile-friendly - The West Coast of the Southern Alps is an adventure and outdoor wonderland. There are beach and forest walks, eco tourism experiences, caving, rafting, canoeing, kayaking, surfing, jet-boating, jet-skiing, glacier walks, mountain biking, scenic flights, horse-treks, river and sea fishing, goldpanning and exploring the old gold mines and ghost towns. Cycle the new West Coast Wilderness Trail over 4 days.
Experience New Zealand's only sea to mountain jetboat safari. The environment is breathtaking, on a river that delivers so much more than you would expect... Enjoy rapids, ocean, jetboat thrills, dense bush, birdsong and an optional bushwalk. The area is so pristine it's hard to tell where the native bush finishes and the reflection in the water starts.
Mobile-friendly - Shallow water jet boating in spectacular wilderness rivers. River Jet Safari (one hour) fast paced, jet boat ride into the World Heritage-listed Mt Aspiring National Park. Enjoy a 50-kilometre wilderness river journey amidst native beech forest, ancient river valleys and rugged ice-capped mountains, or combine this trip with a spectacular heli-jet combo.
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Tour De Science - A Science Storytelling Show
Award-winning performer David Klein is bringing his science storytelling show to town! Part theatre, part pop-learning, Tour de Science is an effervescent scientific and personal learning adventure. David shares his ...
Where: DOC Visitor Centre, Haast, Westland
Address: Cnr SH6 and Jackson Bay Rd, Haast, Westland
From: 7:00pm on Tuesday 15th November 2016
To: 8:00pm on Tuesday 15th November 2016