Roaring Billy Falls Walk

Roaring Billy Falls Walk

Haast Pass

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Walking in Westcoast rainforest to the falls
Roaring Billy Falls

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1 km return | 25 minutes return

Westland names are evocative of the pioneering days. This waterfall sounds like a roaring billy, the welcome sound of a revitalising hot drink on a wet day.

Access

On SH6, 29 km from Haast Junction (the DoC visitor Centre), the parking area is signposted on the left.

Track

A magica piece of rainforest with soft tree fern (katote) standing like sentries amongst large podocarps, including a hollow-cored matai and a rimu with a a wayward cling-on rata.

The track weaves to a bench and steps by the Haast River with views of Roaring Billy Falls opposite.

Flora

Native mistletoe is a conspicuous plant on this walk. Increasingly rare these days, as possums love browsing their succulent foliage.

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Location

South IslandWest CoastHaast

Categories

  • Walking
  • Free

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Reviews

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Flatlanders

Netherlands

Ranking: 7/10

It's a walk indeed. Very short bushwalk, nice big fall even after little rain, wide stoney river, blue glacierwater. Nice stack-some-stones stop on your way to real hikes/tramps. Not crowded but you sure aren't alone.

Reviewed 7 months ago

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Dorothy

Poland

Ranking: 10/10

Short walk, 10 minutes, very big waterfall and huge, very nice stony beach.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Anthony Brown

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Short walk through forest leads to river with falls.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in January 2014

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Helen and Ogi

New Zealand

Ranking: 8/10

This walk takes you along an old mining/railroad track along beautiful West Coast river to some pretty impressive waterfalls. Great views, but not too strenuous.

Reviewed over 6 years ago

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Rachel_Flowers

United States

Ranking: 8/10

Good short walk on west side of Haast Pass....nobody else was there, making it even better. You gotta walk over the cobbled rocks to see the blue of the Haast River right at the falls.

Reviewed almost 8 years ago

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Solveig Mosinski

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Short, but beautiful tracks.

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in November 2009

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Nick Morrison

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