• Activities:

    Chillin, Photography, Hiking

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  • Season:

    Year Round

  • Trail Type:


  • RT Distance:

    0.3 Miles

  • Elevation Gain:

    10 Feet

Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Swimming Hole

This short hike leads to a swing bridge over the idyllic Blue Pools. 

From the carpark the trail can easily be identified across the street. A short walk through native beech forest and over a long swing-bridge takes you to the boardwalk just before reaching the bridge over the Blue Pools.  

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This is a very short walk, you don't need to bring anything but your camera.

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The pools are amazing and it's definitely a popular spot during the summer time. Families and children will swarm the place for a good swim! Good spot for a spot or you can keep exploring on over the bridge for more.

7 months ago
7 months ago

This is a great short walk with some beautiful views of the water and mountains around the area. I walked here in the winter, but looks like it would be a great place to swim during the summer. Definitely a place to check out if you're in Wanaka

8 months ago
8 months ago

Tobin Akehurst Explorer

I am from the Pacific Northwest, where the mountains meet the sea. When I eschew the trappings of the modern world and venture into the mountains I feel as though I am revived by simplicity, renewed by the power of violent geography.

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