Reflections in Peters Pool
Image: K Henderson ©


Enjoy the reflective views of the glacier valley and mountains on this short, easy walk to a small kettle lake - it's a great option with children.

Track overview

1.1 km return via same track

Walking and tramping

25 min return Easiest: Easy access short walk

Dog access

No dogs

About this track


This fully-accessible walk winds through the rainforest to a small kettle lake, which was formed by ice melting amongst glacial moraine about 200 years ago. Enjoy the reflective views of the glacier and mountainpeaks in this tranquil setting.

Getting there

Drive or walk south from the Franz Josef Waiau township across the Waiho River bridge and turn left onto the Glacier Access Road or Te Ara a Waiau. Drive or walk for approximately 4 km to the car park at the end of the road. 


Westland Tai Poutini National Park Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 3 752 0360
Address:   Co-located with Franz Josef i-SITE
69 Cron Street
Franz Josef Glacier 7856
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Hokitika Office
Phone:   +64 3 756 9100
Address:   10 Sewell Street
Hokitika 7810
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