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Next day that could have been the most happening turned into a hopeless nightmare. The plan was to have breakfast in Makarora and visit Blue pools, Fantail falls, Thunder fall, Diana falls, Knight Point Lookout, Monno Beach Lake Moeraki, Paringa and all, on our way to Franz Josef. But, one of my friends got sick and we had to rush to hospital first thing in the morning, due to Sunday doctor was not available. We waited for 3 hours to see the doctor, who declared later that everything is alright after x-ray and blood test reports came. It was late so we had a Sub on our way and headed on highway 6 driving along the spectacular lake Wanaka and Hawea.We managed to stop by the Blue Pools Walk, which is rightly named after the color of the water. We forgot all our frustration and enjoyed the track along the stream. Trees were covered completely with moss from top to bottom, witnessed a true rain forest. We also played skipping stones and I made my record of skipping 7 times in one go that had never happened before. We saw fantail falls and heard thunder fall from the road. Heavy rains couldn't manage to visit the other side tracks. Due to rain and fog Knight Point lookout that is on the sea shore on West coast was invisible.Rain stopped for a couple of hours while we were passing through Haast Pass. Haast Pass is beautiful with greenery all around and few falls here and there. We crossed a bridge that marks the start of the pass, is a nice stop to get out of the car and appreciate the scenery all along. The stream flows underneath the bridge adds on to the beauty. That was all for the day, we reached Chateau backpacker, served a hot soup on arrival. We took some rest before cooking dinner and then to went to bed.

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Best time to visit West Coast is from May to March

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