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| State Highway 6 , Mount Aspiring National Park, Wanaka 9382, New Zealand
+64 3-443 7660
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All reviews easy walk suspension bridge sand flies hokitika gorge beautiful pool bring bug spray haast pass worth the short walk franz josef stretch your legs well worth the stop short stop beautiful walk clear water trout beech forest take photos
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Reviewed yesterday

The pools are beautiful but the walk there was very confusing we came from the north and the sign said a ten minute walk turned out to be a satellite parking lot and was a forty minute walk each way Signs need some adjusting

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Grant19591001
Reviewed yesterday

The pools are a lovely attraction on your way over the pass. The walk to the pools is well maintained and non challenging. The river and pools are truly a beautiful color. We were lucky to be there with few people around but you can't...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank kdkn0x
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Families with teenagers will love this trip. They can prove if they are brave or not in one jump! Freezing cold water but amazing blue cour and so clear. We have been coming to Wanaka for years and never visited Blue Pools. Think it will...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank JayneP222
Reviewed 5 days ago

such a gorgeous spot - spent ages here - watching and enjoying - pristine cool water and a real treat .... very very special x

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 67arda
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a busy location in the middle of summer. The water was blue and very cold - swimming was but very short. Skimming stones was more popular. The walk to the first bridge takes about 10 minutes, is flat and easy through forest. Parking...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank NFHarry
Reviewed 1 week ago

beautiful clear waters. visitors enjoying a good dip, sunbathing by the waters.a 1 hour easy return walk

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank macc20
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An easy walk (roughly 15 mins each way). The pools are absolutely breathtaking. So clear and blue!! Go for a dip, if you feel adventurous! I was satisfied with just dipping my feet in. This walk is a definite must see.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank BekO55
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A short downhill wall from the road and then over a suspension bridge leads you to the blue pools and a frenzy of sandflies. Nice enough for a 20min stop but if you are rushed for time, skip it and move on

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank diampe
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had amazing time, apart from the sandflies so make sure you take some spray. Was easy walk in for the kids and slight incline back up again, two bridges which was fun.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Amberlincoln
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is ample car parking at this location. It is a lovely walk to get to the pool, easy track and footbridge. The pools live up to their name. Many people swim and it looked very safe to do so, we just had a paddle....More

Date of experience: December 2018
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4 December 2018|
Response from 658j_rgenc | Reviewed this property |
No this track is only to People with god physics...
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4 December 2018|
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Response from Ulwazi | Reviewed this property |
There are some steps up and down to get onto the first suspension bridge. This bridge moves quite a bit as one walks across. Is your Aunt good with the bridge swaying? The walk is all downhill to the first suspension bridge... More
28 July 2018|
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Response from AbdulRahman123456789 | Reviewed this property |
You'll drive along the beautiful Lake Wanaka. The roads are slightly narrow but well maintained. Its about 1hr+ drive