Blue Pools (Haast Pass) Track

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Blue Pools (Haast Pass) Track is a 0.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Dunedin, Southland, New Zealand that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

Distance: 0.9 miles Elevation Gain: 177 feet Route Type: Out & Back

kid friendly

fishing

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

running

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

Wooded bridge trail in the forest and then a long swing bridge to cross over before getting to the blue pools. Water is clear and vibrant. Bugs are bad down by the water but not on the trail. https://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/places-to-go/otago/places/mount-aspiring-national-park/things-to-do/tracks/blue-pools-track/

hiking
bugs
21 days ago

Pretty but overcrowded in summer... warnings tell you not to have more than 10 people on the bridge but I don’t think there were ever fewer than 10. Lots of sandflies need the water, so wear repellent!

Achtung Sandfies!

hiking
bugs
1 month ago

Buggy and not nearly as blue as I’d hoped

hiking
1 month ago

Short and easy walk with a nice suspension bridge. The real delight is the blue pools at the end, icy cold clear blue water with plenty of skipping stones!

hiking
bugs
1 month ago

Beautiful, easy. Bugs when you get closer to the pools. Disturbed by some guys jumping off the bridge into the pool, but otherwise a very calming and serene place.

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bridge out
bugs
1 month ago

hiking
bugs
1 month ago

Great easy quick trail. Wooded bridge trail in the forest and then a long swing bridge to cross over before getting to the blue pools. Water is clear and vibrant. Bugs are bad down by the water but not on the trail.

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful blue glacial water, bridges. Easy forest walk. Definitely popular, but it’s a nice quick ‘stretch your legs’ adventure. Went at 11am.

running
3 months ago

Popular but amazing. If a nice day JUMP IN!!!!

hiking
3 months ago

Easy walk through the forest. You can continue beyond the Blue Pools and walk along the river side. Fewer people and there's a spot to go down to the river

hiking
5 months ago

It’s was very blue, love it

hiking
5 months ago

Is this real blue? I am not sure. have been asking many ppl and there was no one has seen blue colour so far ha just go straight to Pukaki.

hiking
9 months ago

Super short and easy walk to some beautiful views!

walking
9 months ago

Really easy and quick walk to see that scenic place. I would recommend to go not too late or too early so that the sun shines on the blue pools. Really crowded which can be annoying. The water is really cold now.

hiking
9 months ago

Don’t go after raining.

hiking
10 months ago

Super easy quick walk, pretty busy though compared to most of the tracks I’ve done in NZ. pools are really pretty though! Worth the drive, that in itself is pretty. Try jumping off the bridge into the water!! Refreshing, to say the least

hiking
11 months ago

Easy track, incredible blue water at the pools. Good for swimming.

hiking
Sat Feb 09 2019

More a walk then a hike. No hikers needed. View is beautiful.

hiking
Fri Sep 21 2018

to see beautiful clear water after a short walk.

Wed May 23 2018

Great views, amazing blue Cristal clear water

Sun Nov 12 2017

Great views.

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