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Haast World Heritage Area

Haast, Hanging Lakes

The spectacular 'World Heritage Area' of Haast

Nature treasured. The Haast region is a lost world that is so spectacular and remote UNESCO awarded it the status of being a "World Heritage" area.

Haast, on the edge of the wilderness.

From Haast to Jackson Bay there are spectacular beaches, dunes, lakes and wetlands, all with the soaring backdrop of the Southern Alps making it an outdoor enthusiast's playground.

People come here not only for the scenery but also for:

  • Hunting.
  • Tramping.
  • The wildlife (native birds, fur seals, Hectors Dolphins and Fiordland Crested Penguins).
  • The short and long walks in the area.
  • Unique Jet Boat tours.
  • Breathtaking helicopter flights.
  • This is real whitebait country and fishing is outstanding from Jackson Bay.
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The Haast area is comprised of small settlements including Haast township, Haast Junction and Haast Beach. Local services include a general store, service stations, gallery and gift store, dining and accommodation in Haast.

Deals, Accomodation and Activities

Haast river safari

Adults $109 Children (15 yrs & under) $59

Haast River Safari

We offer visitors a rare opportunity to experience the untouched natural beauty of Te Wāhipounamu - World Heritage Area, while traveling in one of our custom designed fully enclosed jet boats.

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Haast Lodge

$25 - $35

Haast Lodge

Park up, relax and put away the keys for the day. We are the only park in the Haast area within easy walking distance (200m) to playground, souvenir shops and restaurant.

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The Craypot

The Cray Pot

A unique little restaurant in a perfect location at Jacksons Bay, Haast.

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