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Dec 13, 2005 - Haast

Hier zijn we alleen doorheen gereden...misschien voor een volgende reis naar NZ! Ik heb namelijk gehoord dat het gebied ten zuiden hiervan erg mooi is. Na Haast kwamen we in de "Haast Pass". Mooie route door de bergen. Daar zijn we gestopt bij de "Thunder Creek Falls". Mooie waterval aan een rivier die tussen een rotswand en het bos stroomd.

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Feb 3, 2005 - What a View

Today we were really tired after our big walk yesterday, so we decided to have an easy day. We walked around lake Matheson, and we got some awesome views of the mountains, it was really cool. We stopped and looked at Fox Glacier, but didn't walk right up to it as it was really hot again and we were too tired. We stayed at Haast for the night

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Nov 5, 2004 - Getting out on the glacier!! Off to Haast...

So we arrived at the pre-booked time of 8.00am. Ouch. After booking in, we picked up our walking boots and our 'ice talonz' (posh metal things that help you walk on the ice). After grabbing a rain coat, hat and gloves we jumped into the bus and headed down to the glacier car park. From there you still have to walk for 45 minutes before you even get to the head of the glacier! We were knackered before we even saw the damn thing! However, once we were on the riverbed approaching it, the glacier looked fantastic. At first it looks small, as...

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Mar 2, 1972 - Haast

Left Hari-Hari at 9am. Weather a bit dull but fine and all the clouds disappeared later and it was a beautiful day. Arrived at Franz Josef at about 10am. We all got our heavy boots and sticks and a guide took us up the glacier. Fantastic experience walking over all that ice. Had lunch at Franz Josef Hotel, then on down the coast, after having a look at the view from the alter of St James' Church. Lovely views of the coastline, expecially from Knights Point. Even saw some seals! Came down the Haast Rd to Haast Hotel for the night. It's not...

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