Mount Haast (Buller District) facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsMount Haast
|Elevation||1,587 m (5,207 ft)|
|Etymology||Julius von Haast|
|Location||Buller District, New Zealand|
Mount Haast (1,587 metres or 5,207 feet) is a hill located near Springs Junction, in the Buller District of New Zealand. The hill is prominent when approaching Springs Junction from the south-east on State Highway 7, where the pyramidal shape gives the (wrong) impression of a volcanic cone. The hill was named after the German-born geologist Julius von Haast by James Mackay (1831–1912).
Mount Haast is located near Rahu Saddle on State Highway 7, between Springs Junction and Reefton. It is accessible via a walking track that starts just off State Highway 7. It is a moderate six-hour return trip from the car park (challenging during winter).
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