Blue Pools of Haast Pass – New Zealand

haast pass blue pools

Located in the South Island of New Zealand, within Mount Aspiring National Park – a UNESCO World Heritage Site – the Blue Pools technically form a rocky riverside “beach”. The glacier-fed water in these deep pools is a wonderful shade of azure-blue, and so clear that you can see right to the bottom, making the resident brown trout look like they are suspended in the air.

Haast Pass



HOW TO GET THERE: Access is from the Blue Pools carpark, off the Haast Highway (SH6) – 8 km from the township of Makarora. The short walk to get to the pools is just as scenic as the final destination.. don’t forget your camera!

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