Roaring Billy Falls is one of three accessible (and very scenic) waterfalls along the Haast Pass, the road which takes you to the West Coast from Wanaka. Walking to Roaring Billy Falls It’s a short forest walk (10-15 minute) to the banks of the Haast River, where you’ll need to
Thunder Creek Falls is, in my opinion, the best waterfall to visit on the road between Wanaka and the West Coast. It’s also one of the most accessible large waterfalls in New Zealand (although you can only see it from across the river) — the viewing platform / river’s edge
Located around an hour from Wanaka, on the road to the West Coast, the Blue Pools Track is one of the best short walks in Mount Aspiring National Park. The Blue Pools are clear, calm sections of the Blue / Makarora rivers — it’s some of the most pristine and
Fantail Falls, named after one of New Zealand’s cutest birds, is a small waterfall located a few minutes’ walk from the main road between Wanaka and Haast. It’s one of several easily accessible waterfalls in the area and is worth a quick look — watch out for the sandflies though!
The hike to Rob Roy Glacier takes you past some of the South Island’s most spectacular mountain scenery. Massive waterfalls cascade down sheer cliffs, there are snow-capped mountains all around and the hike is actually pretty easy. Rob Roy Glacier is one of the best looking glaciers (from ground level)