Chasing Waterfalls on the Roaring Billy Falls Walk in New Zealand
It’s hard to go very far in New Zealand without running into some type of walking trail. One of these that is located right off a main roadway is Roaring Billy Falls Walk in New Zealand’s South Island. It’s a good spot to get out and stretch your legs if you’re driving from Franz Josef to Wanaka or Queenstown as it’s a quick twenty minute walk round trip.
When hiking Roaring Billy Falls Walk, you’re also rewarded with a view of a lakeside waterfall at the end of the trail before turning around to make your way back.
The Lake and Waterfall of Roaring Billy Falls Walk
The walk itself is very pleasant, too. Trees that look like they should be in a more tropical climate frame the trail along with mountainous shrubs and moss.
Just Watch out for the Sandflies by Roaring Billy Falls Walk
An extra hint if you visit Roaring Billy Falls Walk in New Zealand: Sandflies are prominent where there’s water and they will quickly swarm your car so get in and out quickly to avoid doing a lot of bug squashing once you’re back on the road.
New Zealand was amazing. The sand flies were the only part I didn’t like!
Love the sandfly tip. Those waterfalls look stunning. New Zealand is top of my list!
Thanks for sharing some of your memories from New Zealand, Charles! New Zealand is a wonderful place. Also, glad to hear I wasn’t the only one getting attacked by those pesky sandflies! 😉
Charles @ The Barefoot Nomad says
Gina, the South Island is a lot lusher than we expected it to be and I remember the sand flies well. I can’t remember how often we pulled over someplace beautiful and started strolling along some path and reaching some gorgeous river, stream or waterfall with not a soul in sight. It wasn’t until a few minutes after we stopped and enjoyed the view that “the swarms” caught our scent and sent us running back to the car. Never seemed we had much of a problem until we got to the water and stopped for a bit. Good times!
Thanks for reminding me how much we enjoyed New Zealand. Gorgeous place and great people.