Haast Pass-Makarora Road

Haast Pass-Makarora Road

One excellent day trip around Otago’s Queenstown Lakes is via the Haast Pass-Makarora Road, the main highway that follows the west side of Lake Hāwea.

Most would drive this route to get to Haast on the West Coast, but you can also drive it as a day trip, either ending at Makarora or continuing to Haast Pass and the Blue Pools Track. Around this are are some of the prettiest places to camp in New Zealand, although there will likely be sandflies!

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