Depot Creek Falls


Depot Creek Falls

A Hidden gem, Depot Creek Falls is reached by a 5-minutes easy walk which found along the scenic Haast highway.

Driving and walking conditions

GPS of the view point: S 43° 57.649' E 169° 14.520'
Parking: Haast Pass-Makarora Rd
Vehicle type: All vehicle types Track type: Walking track
Road type: State HW Return track duration: 10min

Waterfall parameters

Waterfall height: 10m Type of the waterfall: Cascade



Walking and driving instructions


Depot Creek Falls is roughly a 1-1.5 hours' drive away from Wanaka. The road surface is always sealed.

If you drive from Wanaka, head north-west on the SH-6 (Haast Highway) for 120km until you reach a bridge over the Depot Creek (watch for a sign). Some indications – one minute’ drive away from Orman Falls. There is a small car park on the left side of the road just before the bridge. There are no facilities and no official signs regarding the waterfall there.

From the parking follow an unofficial track (upstream) for 2-5 minutes until you reach the waterfall’s base. Return via the same track.

The waterfall is stunning after/during rain. Extra care is required in a wet condition because the track can be very slippery. Caution: beware the bees!


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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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