Franz Josef to Makarora

We head down the coast towards Mount Aspiring National Park and along the way see some breathtaking scenery including Lake Matheson, NZ’s most photographed lake. We also visit a waterfall and travel over a spectacular alpine pass. Once we arrive at the National Park there’s plenty of time to enjoy some of its activities including walking, scenic flights or jet boating (own expense). We spend the night in Chalets. (BD)

Haast River, haast pass hwy. mt aspiring national park.
25% of NZ is national park.
Pleasant flat – rest stop
Must see Thunder Creek Falls. Neat trick: stare at the waterfall for 30 sec, then look at the trees to the right. Then look at the falls for 45sec and then look at your palm.
Gates of haast bridge.
Central otigo region. Beach forest.
Blue pools.
Staying at the base of mt shrimpton in makarora. Nature walk.
No cell signal. Minimal wifi.

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