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Fantail Falls

New Zealand
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Literally a few short steps from the road

You can see the falls from the road but why not stop and stretch your legs and breathe in some... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Tina M
Hobart, Australia
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Pretty falls with interstin g man made feature

This was another stop between Haast and Queenstown after Thunder Falls. The falls to fantail out... read more

Reviewed 20 March 2017
Richard W
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You can see the falls from the road but why not stop and stretch your legs and breathe in some fresh mountain air

Thank Tina M
Reviewed 20 March 2017

This was another stop between Haast and Queenstown after Thunder Falls. The falls to fantail out, however on the river bank people have built small cairns by balancing rocks on rocks. There are little cairns all around the river banks, which we added to.

Thank Richard W
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Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Well marked attraction off main highway. Pull off and walk 5 minutes to a magnificent crystal clear river with a waterfall. Visitors make cairns with river rocks. You will love it and it's free!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 8 February 2017

It is well worth pulling in here for a look. It is only a couple of seconds to the falls and they are beautiful.

Thank Orla B
Reviewed 3 January 2017

Just chanced upon this waterfall on the way to Wanaka.. We heard the roar of water... and believe also saw a sign.. carpark entrance is to the left on an uphill road... so take care not to miss it as you approach. Its only a...More

1  Thank sreesu
Reviewed 19 November 2016

our 1st stop was at Thundercreek falls, pity we could not capture the sound, next was fantail falls about 5 min return

1  Thank screennamechalky
Reviewed 30 October 2016

A super quick walk from the carpark to view the falls. My husband actually waded across the river & made it right to the base of the falls, although I wouldn't recommend this during a rainstorm as the West Coast rivers can rise very quickly...More

Thank Michelle C
Reviewed 17 October 2016

A 1 minute walk from car park on the haast pass road. Nothing world beating but beautiful for a 5 minute diversion and selfie with a bit of history.

Thank chimayred
Reviewed 5 October 2016

Everywhere we've been in Oz and NZ we park up, and then have to hike around a kilometre to the attraction. Not here, it's literally 2 minutes walk, and signposted in case you get lost. Not so spectacular falls, but the pebbly river beach is...More

Thank Andy-S60
Reviewed 28 September 2016

Yep that is all it is! Two minutes from the Carpark until your reach the falls. These falls are picturesque and they are many pebble towers made by tourists that are impressive too!

Thank Vanessa M
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