The Awesome Blue Pools – Day 11

Shortly reached Makarora township we had our last stop at Blue Pools before Wanaka.  The Blue Pools is famous for its color and scenery. The water here is so clear that you can see straight through to the bottom.

It is a short 10 minutes walk from the main highway car park down to the swing bridge which crosses the Makarora River. On the way you will pass through a beautiful ancient forest. When you reach the crystal clear pools,  the swing bridge and glacial blue water are obviously what it’s all about.

The Blue Pools
The Blue Pools

It was the summer time in New Zealand.  Part of river bank was above the water.  Many tourist took sun baths on the river bank. This swing bridge is so famous because many tourists like to jump from the bridge in the blue water. I saw a group of Spanish was doing the action.  One by one they jumped into the water and audiences were cheering up. One German girl would like to try but was not confident.  Her friends and family members were busy encouraging her to do so.  Finally she lost her mind to make any judgement and jumped into the water. I respected their audacity but I was not brave enough to do this action.

Swing Bridge Above Blue Pools
Swing Bridge Above Blue Pools

We also walked along the river bank and tried the pool water. It was so cold. Some tourists were swimming in the pools. From the river bank it is also the best place to picture the bridge and the jumping actions.

 

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