|Hawea the lads|
|I think its called sunshine. Can't remember|
Our first stop of the day was Fantail falls. Although we had probably seen enough waterfalls on our trip everyone told us these were spectacular. They were OK.
A few miles later and we saw a sign for Thunder Creek Falls - with that name we just couldn't resist.
The actual Haast Pass is just a very small section of road that crosses the divide. In fact it was so small we missed it!
On the other side we did have a great view though!
|The other side|
Just before we got to Haast Township (miles from the Haast Pass!) we were greeted with another awesome view through the river valley.
|Ahhhhh - blue sky!|
We pulled over for some lunch at Ship Creek - a wild and windy stretch of beach. It got its name thanks to a British ship 'Shomberg', which struck the Australian coast and sank. Pieces of the hull crossed the Tasman Sea and beached here. Drift-wood is strewn all over the beach but after a minute or two the battering we were getting from the sand forced us back inside the van.
|Accidently, I managed to get a picture of a Dolphin (in the middle)!|
|More drift-tree than just drift-wood|
|Knights Point viewpoint|
Next stop; Glacier Country!