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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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Amazing Colors! Beautiful Site!

It is definitely worth taking the time to see the Blue Pools. It's about a 20 minute walk to the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
cmb72015
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Rochester, New York
A short walk will reward you....

It is just a short beautiful walk across a bridge to this natural wonder. It is absolutely... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Lovetoexplore16
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San Jose, California
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“sand flies” (33 reviews)
“easy walk” (27 reviews)
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| State Highway 6 , Mount Aspiring National Park, Wanaka 9382, New Zealand
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"sand flies"
in 33 reviews
"easy walk"
in 27 reviews
"suspension bridge"
in 17 reviews
"hokitika gorge"
in 5 reviews
"bring bug spray"
in 4 reviews
"beautiful pool"
in 3 reviews
"haast pass"
in 12 reviews
"stretch your legs"
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"worth the short walk"
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"glacial waters"
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"franz josef"
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"well worth the stop"
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"clear water"
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"beautiful drive"
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"worth the trip"
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"great photos"
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Reviewed yesterday

It is definitely worth taking the time to see the Blue Pools. It's about a 20 minute walk to the swing bridge from the parking along the road. The bridge itself is a bit offsetting if you've never crossed a swing bridge before, but it's...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

It is just a short beautiful walk across a bridge to this natural wonder. It is absolutely beautiful and should be seen if you are in the area.

Thank Lovetoexplore16
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Reviewed 5 days ago

drove to and from from Wanaka .was debating whether it was worth the drive .I cant say enough that it is more than and worth it .the pools look so blue .

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Fabulous forest walk and cross the swing bridges and you will be rewarded with gleaming glacial water be it blue or green, clear or opaque on the day you visit it is still very beautiful. We had been warned that if it rewind the water...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Blue Pools are an easy walk off Highway 6, it's a downhill walk then you're at a bridge that takes you across to another bridge. From there you can split off into other walks/hikes or simply jump into the water as many do. The...More

Thank John S
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a glorious walk. You make your way through a jungle of green. Everything you see is green and alive. You feel as if you were on the set of The Lord of The Rings. It is an easy walk on a man made smoothe...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went on a miserable day. Still breathtakingly beautiful and a thoroughly enjoyable walk. Such a beautiful country. Make sure you do the walk!

Thank Abie2
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A relatively short walk through the forest to find this really interesting blue water area. Be sure to buy bug spray as the sand flies are everywhere and their bites hurt and then itch, a lot!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped at the blue pools on the way from Wanaka to Franz Joseph . A very pleasant bush walk to these quite amazing pools.

Thank brian f
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I don't think I can add much more to other peoples posts except if you have young children. Go onto the DOC website and go to Kiwi Guardians, where you will get a map and things to explore to keep your children entertained and send...More

Thank 422iana
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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
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ViajeraJen
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.
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Libby C
6 January 2018|
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Response from Peggie L | Reviewed this property |
Yes but I am not sure why they said the water isn't as blue god you wouldn't want it any bluer and I had no problems with sand flys
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