Blue Pools Track

Blue Pools Track

Haast Pass/Tioripatea

Reviews

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Andrew Hammond

Australia

Ranking: 8/10

The pictures don't do it justice. The most amazing clear blue water. Take the track down to the rocks and build a cairn but watch out for the sand flies. Short walk from the car park and good chance to stretch tired legs.

Reviewed about 1 year ago

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Flatlanders

Netherlands

Ranking: 5/10

There are several trails here. The pools are a touristthing and not very special. Swimable, not jumpable. Maybe after heavy rain or in spring. But please take the time to walk further (Young track) you'll pass two better swingbridges, beautiful divers scenery and no people. This one is about 90 minutes return.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Katrina

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

So gorgeous, so tempting! Great swimming spot. It IS cold. Witnessed plenty of jumps from the swingbridge...not so keen on being introduced to the temperature of the water that way. A gentle dip can be had down below the bridge. Amazing place for rock skimming and stacking. Photo ops from all angles.

Reviewed almost 3 years ago

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Samantha Brewin

Ranking: 10/10

Well worth the short walk in...beautiful!

Reviewed about 3 years ago

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Katrina Sedl

United States

Ranking: 8/10

Water was very pretty but I did expect a little more.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in December 2016

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Colin Fisher

United States

Ranking: 7/10

Good short hike and nice place to stretch your legs. Neat pools.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in December 2016

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Chris Schmolz

United States

Ranking: 9/10

Some great scenery, especially crystal clear water you can swim in. Super cold but super worth it. Not a lot of other areas where you can explore the blue pools.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in December 2016

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Sammy Kerrod

New Zealand

Ranking: 9/10

The cleanest water you will ever see! Awesome photo spot.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in December 2016

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Magdalena

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Awesome pools, great bridges, jumping off the second bridge is the best!

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in December 2016

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Luuk Kienhorst

Netherlands

Ranking: 6/10

Walk towards the Blue Pools was nice despite the many sandflies. However, in December, the pools are greenish and not blue. Furthermore, the pools are more half circles in the river edges.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in December 2016

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Juan Viscegle

Argentina

Ranking: 7/10

After an amazing road between the Lakes Hawea and Wanaka, a nice stop to chill.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Kirsten Helsgaun

Denmark

Ranking: 8/10

You walk through a nice little forest until you get to the river with beautiful blue water, it is worth a stop if you are on the Haast Road.

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Jaime Alarma Olmos

Spain

Ranking: 8/10

Nice and easy walk from the carpark.

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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gonzalo caldiz

Ranking: 9/10

Short and easy walk from the parking, well signed, great place to visit, beautiful!

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Navina

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Gorgeous walk, unfortunately one bridge was under maintenance.

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Valerie Bernardini

Argentina

Ranking: 9/10

The best short walk around Haast Pass. Turquoise clear water.

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Wayne Brew

New Zealand

Ranking: 7/10

Very touristy, free, not a tramp but well formed tracks. Beautiful place but lots of people.

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Brandon Patton

United States

Ranking: 10/10

Amazing wonder of the world!

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Ferry and Carlyn

Netherlands

Ranking: 10/10

Beautiful area! First bridge wiggled a lot!

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Shay

Ranking: 10/10

A quick 30 minute return trip that you won't regret!

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Lili Souris

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Nice short walk if you need a break. Beautiful clear water, but ice cold. A lot of sandflies!

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Mira Huckfield

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

One of the most beautiful places to swim (in my opinion). Stunningly clear water and a bridge to jump off.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Sydney Lupton

Canada

Ranking: 7/10

Really cool bridges on this walk, and beautiful views of the blue river! Also, cool rock riverside with flat rocks excellent for stacking which many have done!

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Flo Egger

Ranking: 10/10

Great 30 minute walk to wonderful pools through rainforest. Able to take the kids stroller!

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Lisa

Austria

Ranking: 8/10

DOC walk, short but nice, great with kids as they can play forever at the river side.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Philipp

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Beautiful blue colours. Crystal clear water. Too much sandflies. Great for swimming.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in November 2015

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Wil Goes

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Nice short walk, maybe 20 minutes to a stunning location. Opportunities to swim or just enjoy the view.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Remi Lopez

France

Ranking: 9/10

Incredibly blue water. Possible to jump from the bridge. Nice location. Stone beach in the sun to spend time.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Dorothy

Poland

Ranking: 10/10

Amazing, short 30 minute walk, you can swim in natural, blue pools with ice cold water.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Sabine

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

The walk is very well organised, at the start of every walk it says the amount of kilometres and minutes of every single walk (like all walks in general in New Zealand). A very nice walk, highly recommend it!

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Monika Dippel

Ranking: 8/10

Nice little walk but very impressive blue water at the end of a 20 minute track. Good swimming but a lot of sandflies. Postcard picture like.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Sandy Stamp

Ranking: 6/10

Lovely pool but chances of seeing a fish limited due to stone throwing and swimming tourists.

Reviewed almost 5 years ago

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Tom Reber

Ranking: 9/10

Very pretty, nice and short walk.

Reviewed about 5 years ago

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Cora and Franzi

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Short walk to the Blue Pools where you can take a refreshing bath in the most stunning turquoise water.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in December 2014

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Nina Gottselig

Ranking: 9/10

Really nice place, in sunshine a good stop between a long ride. Unfortunately the location indicated here is wrong, it is actually further down the road approx. 1km behind cameron flat heading south.

Reviewed almost 6 years ago

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Andrea Sole

Spain

Ranking: 7/10

It is not a long way walking and you can see the Blue Pools with the nice blue water.

Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Viola

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Nice stop by the way, shady walk to a blue pool.

Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Sybille Willenbrock

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Fantastic walk through the forest and a swinging bridge. Watching 'blue' clear/water and stoney riverbed.

Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Claudia Hillebrand

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Short walk (less than 30 minutes), but definitely worth the visit. Good and easy access.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Claudia

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Good signpost to find, beautiful nature, forest and flowers.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in December 2013

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Anne and Steve Bartlett

Australia

Ranking: 9/10

Short walk to very blue pools, 1/2 hour return, great for kids, who loved the swing bridge.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in January 2014

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Andrea Beck

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

Fantastic walk, once you get to the Blue pools. Venture further down the track along the river, nice shade trees, not strenuous, amazing scenery, stunning views.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in January 2014

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Justin Leest

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Amazing.

Reviewed about 7 years ago and experienced in February 2013

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Stella Thoben

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Way to the Pools leads through stunning bush environment.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in February 2013

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Anna Neuenfeldt

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Beautiful, easy to reach.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in February 2013

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shaynne thompson

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

lovely easy walk, even in the rain, fun bridge to cross for the kids and then wow, you just want to dive in.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Francois Marchar

France

Ranking: 10/10

Best place to swim in New Zealand.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in February 2013

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N Zitscher

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Easy and beautiful.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in November 2012

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Kevin Desjandino

Canada

Ranking: 10/10

Nice clean walking trail.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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James Darren Tennant

Ireland

Ranking: 8/10

Well worth the stop off, a 40 minute return trip.

Reviewed almost 8 years ago

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Thomas & Ruth Hardmeier

Switzerland

Ranking: 9/10

Very nice, clean walking instruction on the signs.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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damaca

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

lovely little walk, nice bridge to cross, and like almost everywhere else the walk was excellently maintained. The pools were very blue.

Reviewed almost 9 years ago and experienced in September 2011

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Diane Johnston

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Good track, pools not blue.

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in March 2011

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Margit and Corein Groenevelt

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Nice short walk to pools/river, worth seeing.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Ian & Phyllis

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

We have only done short walks such as Fox Glacier and the Blue Pools but have found all walkways clear, well signposted and well maintained.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Fredrik Thornell

Sweden

Ranking: 9/10

Nice stroll to do with a baby stroller - nice hanging bridge.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Robert Haidt

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Really blue water and a lovely hangin bridge. Our first encounter with millions of sandflies. Every spot has to be covered with insect repellent!

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Robert Smith

England

Ranking: 9/10

A drive out of town and a short scenic walk through old forests with information along the way. The blue pools are a lovely natural site to see.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Leontine van Laar

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

Nice walk to take a break from driving. Walk 15 min and go over a bridge to see very blue pools. A very nice walk.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Gillian de Vries

Australia

Ranking: 8/10

Worth a stop. Lovely forested walks. Easily accessed by all.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Rod C

Australia

Ranking: 9/10

Beautiful 15 min return walk to beautiful blue ponds & 2 lovely swing bridges.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Sievers

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

A lot of information about the road makers extremely clear water.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Belinda Godhard

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

Very short walk, but takes you to the clearest and bluest water lagoon/gorge you will ever see in your life!! Be prepared for 0 degree temperature water.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Jackie

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Really nice short walk, for any fitness level. If you like you can then decide to walk further thru the bush.

Reviewed over 10 years ago