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Blue Pools Track

| State Highway 6 , Mount Aspiring National Park, Wanaka 9382, New Zealand
+64 3-443 7660
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Keep walking to the Makarora River

It's a short walk down from the Highway, across the swing bridge to the Blue Pools. They were... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Angus D
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Perth, Australia
Worth the Walk!

short 15m walk to blue pools. Water an amazing green-blue colour. People were jumping off the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
pintostar
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“sand flies” (19 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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| State Highway 6 , Mount Aspiring National Park, Wanaka 9382, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago

It's a short walk down from the Highway, across the swing bridge to the Blue Pools. They were lovely, but were packed with loud, noisy tourists and nasty, bitey sandflies. I don't know which was worse. The highlight of our visit was to walk several...More

Thank Angus D
Reviewed 4 days ago

short 15m walk to blue pools. Water an amazing green-blue colour. People were jumping off the bridge. Went for a dip, water was ice cold! Only negative about this place is the black flies. They SWARM you and may ruin your experience. DO NOT BRING...More

1  Thank pintostar
Reviewed 4 days ago

The most beautiful water I have ever seen. It was fun to watch the crazies jump off the bridge and I only call them crazy because the water is freezing. BUT so beautiful!!!

Thank beccagreenleaf
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really well maintained track. 2 swing bridges with spectacular sites! Unfortunately there had been rain so the pools were a muddy colour and not the beautiful blue we had seen the photos.

1  Thank kimlH2786LL
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is on the way to/from FZ. A short walk before you get to the pools but it's worth it.. Beautiful steam with blue waters..

Thank SidShah99
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic short walk with ice cold blue water upon arrival. Plenty of parking and many good picnic spots. Be warned the water is freezing even in summer.

Thank Nigel Y
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely ramble through the forest with some suspension bridges for added fun. Water icy cold such a contrast to the hot day. Pools were brilliant blue in the sunshine.

Thank Jacqui S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On our drive over the Southern Alps from Haast to Queenstown on SH 6 we stopped to see the Blue Pools. The trail head is well-marked. There are no toilet facilities here but there are public toilets a mile east on SH 6 at the...More

2  Thank Scott B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An easy track to follow and a Big REWARD at the end! .. not going to spoil it fo any one going though

Thank HayleyWanaka
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Blue Pools is an easy sloping walk and quite a few people stop off here to admire the gorgeous water. It was well-worth it to us to get here early so we could enjoy it by ourselves. Visitors are primarily focused on the 2nd swing...More

2  Thank Christopher T
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whilesmithm
12 September 2017|
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Response from TheBrunetteTravels | Reviewed this property |
It's only a dirt walking track, it's a bit rough and steep at points - but could be possible with help!
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Andrea M
12 May 2017|
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Response from Linda W | Reviewed this property |
No entry fee, park car on side of road and walk on other side, very clearly marked , enjoy
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Monikin T
9 April 2017|
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Response from Always_Explore73 | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure of the number, but I went in for a short swim of about 2minutes and then needed to get out before going back in for a few more short dips. Its refreshing but the cold starts to kick in after 30sec and you can... More
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