Wanaka to Fox Glacier

  • From Wanaka, it’s around two hours to Haast.  The drive is extremely beautiful, starting off with a gradual ascent to Haast Pass, before leading you down into the densely forested wilderness of the West Coast.
    • A short distance after passing through Makarora, before crossing Haast Pass, come to:
      • Blue Pools || Amazing clear blue pools – just 30min walk there and back from the roadside carpark.  Highly recommended. Located 74km from Wanaka, 10km from Makarora.
      • There are a number of waterfall walks on this scenic mountain road, one of the best is:
        • Thunder Creek Falls
      • Finally, arrive in Haast, where you should make a visit to the:
        • Haast Visitor Centre || Good visitor centre to learn about the West Coast.
      • The beautiful scenery continues as you travel from Haast northeast toward the glaciers.
        • 18km north of Haast, come to Ship Creek, where you may take a walk to the wild beach and enjoy a short 20-30 minute walk in the forest.