Haast is a conundrum. There is Haast Beach that there is no easy access, Haast Junction and then there is the Haast Township at which there are none of the usual social amenities. Haast is a new town that is split and to that end what you see is what you will get.

The town is named after Julius von Haast

Lake Moeraki is 30 km to the north-east, and the Haast Pass is 63 km to the south-east by road. State Highway 6 passes just to the east of the township

As it turns out a hotel of some substance is in Haast. We missed it????

But there was Jackson Bay, the nearby lakes and the Haast Pass highway that had something to offer.

No Hotels (that we could see), no churches, no War Memorials and no Museums.

But there is Jackson Bay. The end of the road driving south. No reference to a 'no exit' though, but the easy drive is recommended.



Fireplace Dump Station
General Store   Bottled Gas
Internet Caravan
Camping 4WD
Kitchen Facilities   Disabled access
Laundry   Toilets
Campervans Accommodation
Meals Airport
Pets Allowed Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
Scenic   Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
Stream Water Walking tracks
Rotary Club   Lions Club
Gymnasium   Gardens
Winery   Whitewater Rafting
Surfing   Skydiving
Skiing   Scenic Flights
Postal Service Police
Movie Location   Mountain Biking
Kayaking   Jet Boating
Information Hospital
Hang Gliding   Golf Course