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Short walk. Nice reflective view of the glacier

If you just do this and are reasonably for its 20 minutes round trip. Interesting to walk along the... read more

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dmaccallum63
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Peters Pool is a small kettle lake which was formed by ice melting amongst glacial moraine about... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
eugenef36
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This fully-accessible walk winds through the rainforest to a small kettle lake, which was formed by ice melting amongst glacial moraine about 200 years ago. Enjoy the reflective views of the glacier and mountainpeaks in this tranquil setting...more
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
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Glacier Access Road, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu), New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

If you just do this and are reasonably for its 20 minutes round trip. Interesting to walk along the path beside temperate rainforest in hot sunshine as we had today. Loads of dragonflies out too

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank dmaccallum63
Reviewed 6 days ago

Peters Pool is a small kettle lake which was formed by ice melting amongst glacial moraine about 200 years ago. On a clear windless day, one can enjoy the reflective views of the glacier and mountain peaks in this tranquil setting. This walk is also...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank eugenef36
Reviewed 1 week ago

A 15 minute walk to the pool which is easily - one or two rises. The pool it self gives a tranquil perspective of the glacier (except helicopters). The is information how the bog/pool was created; glacier withdrawal and an ice block was left.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank NFHarry
Reviewed 1 week ago

This walk is approx 20 mins from the car park. It is not a flat walk but nothing too strenuous. You come across Peters pool which is beautiful- it perfectly reflects Frank Josef glacier in its still water- making for great photos. The walk does...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank AS185
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This isn't a major hike or anything, but it does have some interesting points along the way. I quite enjoyed the carpet of flowers alongside the path. They are quite small, but very pretty with a deep green background. The pool itself is a remanent...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank canadianexile
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You will need to visit this pool just off the main car park for Franz Josef Glacier. it is shrinking rapidly, and is a reminder of the öld' glacier, being a remnant of Franz Josef glacier past when a chunk carved out this pool site...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Roy J
Reviewed 3 November 2018

Peters Pool is an easy, short (1.1km) walk that you can access from the same car park as the longer Franz Josef Glacier walk. We were recommended this walk by our Motel's staff member, who said it was a perfect day to go due to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank MultiColouredRed
Reviewed 16 October 2018

Peter's Pool is a short 1.1 km hike that is part of the longer Douglas walk, both of which originate at the Franz Josef Glacier carpark, around 4 km from the town centre. This is a flat and easy walk to a very small kettle...More

Date of experience: September 2018
3  Thank BradJill
Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

Lovely little walk well worth going to. It was a pleasant surprise. We continued on to Davids walk which was also a lovey walk to the bridge.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Cowybabe
Reviewed 19 June 2018

A lovely easy, scenic walk ending with gorgeous view of Peters Pool and the glacier. It can be really cold so make sure to have something warm with you!More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Di M
Franz Josef V, Front Office Manager at Peters Pool Walk, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2018

Kia Ora, Thank you for your review. We appreciate any feedback received, it is imperative we find out what we could look at improving. We are glad you could enjoy the tranquillity and beauty of this spot. It is a perfect spot to relax and...More

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