Roaring Billy Falls
The Roaring Billy Falls are signposted, with a large parking area, about halfway between Haast Pass and Jackson Bay Oakahu. This section of the road follows the Haast River and the easy waterfall track provides direct access to the river, plus a view of the falls on the opposite side. It only takes about 15 minutes to walk through a beautiful section of native forest and get to the river bed.
The falls come into view from a platform at the end of the track overlooking a wide expanse of river gravel, then the stunning aqua blue of the river channel below the forest and waterfall.
The view of the falls is somewhat distant but they are spectacular, at a 30 metre drop. You can walk across the river gravel right up to the river but it is wide, deep and quite fast, so this is as close as you will get to the falls without a boat.