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Blue Pools Track

| State Highway 6 , Mount Aspiring National Park, Wanaka 9382, New Zealand
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Seen bluer water elsewhere but nice walk!

Nice walk down to the pools - note 15 mins downhill to pools so 15 mins uphill on the way back... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Fareham, United Kingdom
Beautiful blue pool

Quick 15 min walk from the car park to the pools. Easy gravel trail for any athletic condition... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Gabby Z
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| State Highway 6 , Mount Aspiring National Park, Wanaka 9382, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Nice walk down to the pools - note 15 mins downhill to pools so 15 mins uphill on the way back - but not really steep and path all the way. We went on a sunny day so expected amazingly blue water but were disappointed...More

Thank speedsister
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Quick 15 min walk from the car park to the pools. Easy gravel trail for any athletic condition. Blue pools are clear and has swinging bridge over them that you can cross. Good for swimming. Easily marked signed from the road.

Thank Gabby Z
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the first things we noticed on flying into Christchurch, then driving down to Akaroa, was the startling light bright blue swirls in the Pacific Ocean fringing the golden sands. Then we noticed the glossy blue feathers on the Little Blue Penguins when we...More

Thank Dojii
Reviewed 1 week ago

This short easy walk/track from the Haast highway is well signposted and well worth the visit. Very easy to get to the pools, even accessible for young children as the path is clear and easy to follow. The pools are spectacularly blue and clear. There...More

1  Thank moonlotus18
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The 15 minute walk to the Blue pools along a beautiful forest walk was well worth it. The views from the suspension bridge alone were amazing and the water was a beautiful turquoise blue. We took plenty of photos

Thank Peter C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you are driving between Queenstown and Franz Josef, be sure to allow yourself time to stop at the Blue Pools. The gentle walk through the scrub forest provides an opportunity to see native plants and birds. I was delighted to see an endangered Rock...More

1  Thank K L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was our second time here. Last time the water was clear blue. Today we didn't have such luck as there has been lots of rain and fast flowing water which results in murky water. The suspension bridges do tend to have some sway when...More

1  Thank dixiepeach
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A beautiful spot that lives up to its name. Stopped here on our way to Wanaka and it was spectacular. Great photos too!

1  Thank Kym M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a gorgeous walk that should not be missed if you are passing through. There is parking across the street and it is an easy walk to the pools on a path and some wooden walkways. Comfortable shoes are best but hiking shoes are...More

1  Thank Stacey W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Short walk to stretch your legs past Wanaka/before Haast. It was raining that day so the water wasn't as blue as it looks like in other photos online. Still a lovely view though. There are parking spaces across the road from the start of the...More

Thank dincytea
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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!
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
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