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Short and easy hike to see the beautiful blue pools

Around 5-6 minutes north of Makarora along State Highway 6 you'll find the Blue Pools Track. There... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Hong Kong, China
Great coffee and food at The Tourist Centre

The blue pools walk was stunning. Lovely clear water and beautiful bird life. About 9km away... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Wanaka, New Zealand
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| State Highway 6 , Mount Aspiring National Park, Wanaka 9382, New Zealand
+64 3-443 7660
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Around 5-6 minutes north of Makarora along State Highway 6 you'll find the Blue Pools Track. There a fair sized car park just across the street from the trailhead. You'll walk 15 minutes through a lovely stretch of forest before encountering a suspension bridge over...More

Thank BradJill
Reviewed 1 week ago

The blue pools walk was stunning. Lovely clear water and beautiful bird life. About 9km away heading towards Wanaka is a wonderful cafe that does home-made pies and great coffee. A must if you are at the Blue Pools.

Thank chummers1963
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was storming the day before. And the locals say it takes about a week for the rocks and debris to settle, for the Blue Pools to be azure blue again. We had green pools instead :) our weather was a little bit gloomy and...More

Thank hellomissmay
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been on plenty of trails, short and long, easy and difficult, through all kinds of terrain. IMHO it's hard to beat this simple 1.5 km woodsy path to the stunning Blue Pools here at the edge of Mt. Aspiring National Park. If there is...More

Thank CarolDM1900
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a special place. Trout swimming in crystal blue water, babbling water, surrounded by snow covered mountains. Didn't want to leave. Easy walk to the Blue Pools, cool suspension bridge.

Thank Kirsten K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's an easy 15 minute walk that leads you through 2 suspension bridges and a scenic river with incredible blue colours where you can see fishes. Lovely!

Thank paherranz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The walk to the blue pool is about 10mins from the car park. Easy walk, suitable for elderly too (my parents are 67, 69) Water is clear, very nice and peaceful. Should visit!

Thank GinaSeh
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This walk is a very easy walk to the blue pools. Any fitness level could do this and views were beautiful. I couldn’t get over how blue and clear the water is. Worth the stop.

Thank Alyce K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

About a 1hr drive from Wanaka - a drive of magnificent scenery, you reach the car park for the blue pools track. The track is easy - a short walk of 10min through magnificent forest to the river and pools. Plenty to see - amazing...More

Thank Matthew W
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A visit to the Blue Pools is one of the best experiences while driving over the Haast Pass. A steady downhill walk through moss covered trees brings us to a swing bridge over the Makaroa River, and after a short further walk we come to...More

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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
Angelo L
22 January 2018|
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Response from Kbfls | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, extremely unlikely that the pools freeze over in winter. The water will be very cold and the it will be shady in there. Rob Roy glacier walk will be very shady, not much sun on the walk in, enjoy, they are both... More
13 January 2018|
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Response from John N | Reviewed this property |
estimate about 8m to 10m. jumping seems risky as the depth isn't consistant and the water is cold. If you have to do it have a friend below just i case.