Haast is situated in the heart of Te Wāhipounamu World Heritage Area. There are national parks to the north, south and east.
The Haast region is so spectacular UNESCO awarded it the status of being a "World Heritage" area.
From Haast to Jackson Bay there are spectacular beaches, dunes, lakes and wetlands. This region is perfect for hunting and tramping and there are many Department of Conservation walks in the area for you to explore. People come here not only for the scenery but also for hunting and tramping. Activities include unique Jet Boat tours and helicopter flights.
Everywhere you look, Westland rainforest tumbles across the landscape. Haast entertainments include river safaris, visits to fur seal and penguin colonies, sea fishing, trout fishing, hunting and the drive to Jackson Bay, one of the most remote villages in New Zealand.