Walk through beech/tawhero forest to a swing bridge over Makarora River. After crossing the river, follow a boardwalk to a viewing platform over the Blue Pools. Soon after, cross the Blue Pools bridge for great views up the river gorge.
Large brown and rainbow trout can often be seen feeding in the pools.
The Blue-Young Link Track continues on from the Blue Pools bridge.
Start from the Blue Pools car park, off the Haast Highway (SH6), 8 km from the township of Makarora.
Nature and conservation
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