Blue Pools Car Park

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New car park for the blue pools. Fits all sizes of cars/vans. No overnight parking or freedom camping allowed. Toilets provided. An easy short walk through mature beech and podocarp forest leads to these natural wonders of pure glacial water gathered from the mountains. Travel through open flats for spectacular mountain views and enjoy the coolness of the beech forest to a swing bridge over the Makarora River. Continue on a boardwalk to the second swing bridge, which is the viewing platform over the Blue Pools. Cross this bridge for great views up the river gorge. There's a limit to the number people allowed on the swing bridges at any one time be prepared to wait at each end if numbers allowed have been reached. Return on the same track - 3km return. The Blue-Young Link Track continues on from the Blue Pools bridge.

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Lat: -44.160509 Lng: 169.286983

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