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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