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Blue Pools Track

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0.5 mile 0.8 kilometer point to point
Easy

Elevation

Ascent: 41' 13 m
Descent: -178' -54 m
High: 1,203' 367 m
Low: 1,053' 321 m

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Avg Grade: 8% (5°)
Max Grade: 17% (10°)

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A short hike to fabulous blue pools of pure glacial water.

Matthew Kidd

Features Swimming · Views

Family Friendly The pools look magical.

Description

This is an easy hike on gravel and wooden boardwalk through mature beech and podocarp forest to some stunning blue glacial pools. The trail crosses the Makarora River over a suspension bridge and the best views are from the suspension bridge over the Blue River. There is a small sandy area near the pools, and swimming is an option though probably a chilly one.

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  4.8 from 4 votes

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#70

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Hiker on the Blue Valley Track
Feb 20, 2018 near Makarora, NZ
The Blue Pools
Feb 20, 2018 near Makarora, NZ

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