Diana Falls

GPS Coordinates and address

GPS of the view point: S 44° 03.185 E 169° 22.798
Parking: Haast Pass-Makarora Rd

Driving and walking conditions

Vehicle type: All vehicle types
Road type: State HW
Track type: Easy walking track
Return track duration: 2min

Waterfall parameters

Waterfall height: 15m
Type of the waterfall: Multi-step




A complex of two waterfalls, Diana Falls are found along the HAAST Highway. These are roadside waterfalls which don't require any walk and can be seen from a car.


Walking and driving instructions


Diana Falls is roughly 1 hour 10 minutes' drive away from Wanaka. The road surface is always sealed.

From Wanaka head north on the SH-6 for 90 km. A small un-official car park is on your right on Haast HW, just before the bridge over The Trickle. Important: due to a major landslide happened in 2014 the car park has been destroyed. We are not sure whether it's been re-built.

Actually, there are two waterfalls, both are seen from the road - Diana Falls (on the main photo) and a companion waterfall (first photos on the Gallery). There is no track to these waterfalls. If you can park your car, you can walk along the highway to the waterfall's base; otherwise you can see the waterfalls from a car.




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 spectacular & rugged scenery of the South West New Zealand World Heritage area, between ancient rainforests of Te Wahipounamu, glaciers, and the Tasman sea.


Photo Gallery


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