Blue Pools in Makarora River
Image: Shellie Evans | ©


Walk through native beech/tawhero forest in Mt Aspiring National Park to a swing bridge overlooking deep pools of perfectly clear, turquoise blue water in the Makarora River.
  • Enjoy views of the Southern Alps.
  • Walk through native alpine forest.
  • Listen to the endangered yellowhead/mohua.

Get ready

Download the Blue Pools adventure map (PDF, 5,96K) and check out what you can do.

Go and explore

Look out for the Guardian Post when you get there. On it you'll find a special code word - write it down.

Getting there: 8 km north of Makarora township on SH6.

Claim your reward

Tell us the Blue Pools code word to receive a Kiwi Guardians certificate and medal for this adventure.

Put the medal on your back pack or pencil case to show everyone the adventure you've had.

Each Kiwi Guardians place has a different medal - see how many you can collect.

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