Roaring Billy Falls


Roaring Billy Falls

A 30-meter waterfall, Roaring Billy Falls is located in Mt Aspiring National Park, along HAAST Highway. It is a typical cascades waterfall, which drops into the crystal clear Haast River. Most spectacular after rain.

Driving and walking conditions

GPS of the view point: S 43° 56' 2.9574" E 169° 17' 37.842"
Parking: Haast Pass-Makarora Rd
Vehicle type: All vehicle types Track type: Easy walking track
Road type: State HW Return track duration: 40min

Waterfall parameters

Waterfall height: 30m Type of the waterfall: Cascade



Walking and driving instructions


Roaring Billy Falls is roughly a 1.5 hours' drive away from Wanaka. The road surface is always sealed.

From Wanaka travel north on the SH-6 for 115. A huge car park is on your right and has a sign “Roaring Billy Falls.” There are no facilities there.

An easy 40-minutes return Roaring Billy Falls Walk starts from the parking, goes through the bush and leads to the waterfalls' lookout. Return via the same track. The track doesn't have any stairs and suitable for wheelchairs.

The waterfall is located on the opposite side of the river, but you don't require to cross the river because the falls are fully seen from the viewing point.


Waterfalls nearby (driving)


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Haast is one of the must-see places in New Zealand. Haast, The perfect destination to explore some of New Zealand's most unique scenery and wildlife situated amidst the spectacular & rugged scenery of the South West New Zealand World Heritage area, between ancient rainforests of Te Wahipounamu, glaciers, and the Tasman sea.


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