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Maybe take a jet boat ride up one of the spectacular river valleys or enjoy a leisurely drive to historic Jackson Bay and have a delicious meal at the Cray Pot.

Please click on the links below to access information in pdf format regards the Haast area and local walks and attractions:

HAAST BEACH GENERAL STORE - right next door to the motels. A great range of groceries, fresh produce, and wines/beers. Find us on Facebook!

WAYNE'S WAIATOTO RIVER SAFARI - A 2.25 hour trip up the spectatular Waiatoto River. Caters to smaller groups.

For info: 0800 538 723 or

HAAST HELISERVICES - make the most of your New Zealand holiday and take a flight with this locally operated company into our awesome World Hertiage National Park. The Haast wilderness is  spectacular and you will not regret taking the opportunity for an aerial view of a place most travellers simply do not get to see.
Phone: 00 7500 111
Enquiries at:

LOCAL EATERIES: THE FRONTIER BAR (WORLD HERITAGE HOTEL) OR THE HARD ANTLER BAR - grab a beer and some great pub food in a true West Coast bar. Usually offering a courtsey coach service.

THE CRAYPOT - JACKSON BAY. As recommend by Lonely Planet... situated at the far end of the Jackson Bay road Meg serves great fish and chips and other meals...or just order a coffee and contemplate comings and goings of the bay.
Hours vary seasonally - ask at reception and we can ring and check for you.

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