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Zig-zag Creek

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  • Day57

    Haast Pass Lookout and Fantail Falls

    January 26, 2020 in New Zealand ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

    For the next place, I had to walk up quite a steep hill for around 15 minutes to get a nice view over Haast Pass. On a clear day, it must be really nice.
    I was unlucky to have two short rain showers on the way up. No longer than 5 min and after that, the sun was coming out again. It’s not to bad! The weather forecast was actually saying it could rain more during the day, so I am lucky.

    After a short drive, I reached Fantail Falls. This is a nice short walk through the forest to come to the falls.
    Nice falls and I know why they are called Fantail Falls, as they are spreading out wide as the tail from a Fantail!
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  • Day225

    Brewster Hut (1450m) - Haast Pass

    March 23, 2018 in New Zealand ⋅ ☀️ 15 °C

    Die Umgebung Haast zählt aufgrund der wundervoll unberührten Landschaft zum UNESCO Welterbe. Auf geht´s zum Mt. Brewste Track und Hut (Berghütte)! ... wenn nur nicht die Wolke auf uns am Gipfel gewartet hätte :-) Der Weg durch den Wald war abenteuerlich und hat mich an all die Märchen mit und ohne Hexen/Räuber erinnert.Read more

  • Day49

    Fantail Falls

    December 17, 2016 in New Zealand ⋅ ☀️ 11 °C

    Der nächste Stop war dann ein Wasserfall, der direkt an der Straße lag und schon vom weitem sichtbar war – die Fantail Falls. Damit wir etwas näher an den Wasserfall herankommen konnten, mussten wir ein Stück durch´s Wasser laufen. Das hat für meine Füße definitiv gereicht – 2 Minuten eiskaltes Wasser, und ich dachte meine Füße sterben ab. Zum Glück war das Wasser also nicht ganz so hoch, so dass man den Wasserfall einigermaßen gut erreichen konnte. Mirco kletterte auf den Wasserfall, während ich von unten die Sache sicher beobachtete.Read more

  • Day113

    Weiter geht's :)

    January 5, 2017 in New Zealand ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    Gestern haben wir uns auf den Weg in Richtung Westküste gemacht :) bevor es losging sind wir aber nochmal zum berühmten Wanakatree gefahren :) die erste Nacht haben wir auf dem Campingplatz gebracht und nach fast 4 Monaten endlich mal wieder Salat gegessen, das war soooo geil 😍 morgens ging es dann zum Haast Pass, einem kleinen 30 minütigen Walk, bei dem man erstmal 15 Minuten nur bergauf geht (es war zum Teil ziemlich steil) und dann von oben einen schönen Blick auf die Straße, die zur Westcoast führt hat :) ich habe allerdings leider vergessen Fotos zu machen 😐🙄Read more

  • Day21

    Queenstown Day 2

    February 25, 2018 in New Zealand ⋅ 🌬 10 °C

    Today we woke up about 7:00 as we had to be in town for our rafting at 8:00. We got changed and headed into town. We meet at the information center and checked in. Whilst we were waiting for our bus we over heard another girl was doing the jet boat after the rafting in a combo. We enquired about this and added it onto our vouchure. We had a quick 15 minute bus ride to the river where we got into our wet suits, jackets and took a helmet and safety jacket. We then jumped onto another bus with a few other people. This bus ride was about 45 minutes and literally the scariest ride of Amanda's life. It was one of the most scenic routes traveling through the mountains alone the cliff edges. The road was so steep in places and we were literally driving on the edge of a 100 + meter drop. There would have been centimeters between the outter tyres and the edge of a cliff. So scary!!! Once we got there we had a safety briefing which made the whole experience of rafting sound really terrifying. The river we were rafting today was a level 4-5 difficulty. We had about 6 rapids that started off as a 3 then ended in several 4's and a large 5 rapid after a long 100 meter tunnel. Our boat did pretty well we didnt capsize and only a guy at the back of the boat briefly feel out. We completed the 16kms in roughly 2 hours. After the raft we quickly showered and headed to the speed jetboat. Now this was epid. We where doing speeds of 70kmph and doing 360 fast spins. The boat had 2 large V8 motors and glided along the water. Our driver was really good spinning the jet and driving into the rocks but not hitting them. We had a few asains behind us that were scared shitless. After we were finished we caught the bus back into town and started heading North. Once we left it started bucketing down again so we only briefly stopped at a few water falls not far from the road. We stopped not far past Makarora on Highway 6 at Pleasant Flat Campsite which was a small campground with toilet. We cooked some spaghetti sandwiches in the pouring rain and watched Godzilla.Read more

  • Day96

    Fantail Falls

    December 6, 2016 in New Zealand ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    Auch zum nächsten Wasserfall ist es nur ein 5 Minutenweg durch den Wald. Einer der neuseeländischen Nationalvögel heißt Fantail (Fächerschwanz), sein Schwanz ist geformt wie ein Fächer und nach diesem Vogel ist der Wasserfall benannt.Read more

  • Day243

    Haast Pass

    May 12, 2017 in New Zealand ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    Fantail Falls
    Gates of Haast
    28m hohe Thunder Creek Falls

    Ingo May

    Guck genau, wo du hin trittst😉😉😉

    5/13/17Reply
    Ingo May

    Ganz große Klasse😎😎😎

    5/13/17Reply
    Moni May

    Geh da bitte zufort vonner Kante weg☝

    5/13/17Reply
    Moni May

    Die bitte auch mitbringen! Die ham ja n Loch. Band ran und hinterher gezogen.

    5/13/17Reply
     

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