Diana Falls


Diana Falls

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.

Driving and walking conditions

GPS of the view point: S 44° 03.185 E 169° 22.798
Parking: Haast Pass-Makarora Rd
Vehicle type: All vehicle types Track type: Easy walking track
Road type: State HW Return track duration: 2min

Waterfall parameters

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



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.


Waterfalls nearby (driving)


Attractions nearby


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.


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