From Davis Flat, we follow the Bridle Track on the original and horse-only access to the West Coast. The walk passes through beech forest, and follows the upper reaches of the Makarora River, with stunning river and valley views. The two river crossings we encounter are both bridged.
We meet the vehicle at the top end at Haast Pass so there is no need to backtrack. Then we have lunch at Cameron Flat, with commanding views over the Makarora River to the Main Divide of the Southern Alps. After lunch, we walk down the gravel path through the Silver Beech to the Blue Pools, to spot feeding Rainbow and Brown trout from the swing bridge over the Makarora River and the viewing platform overlooking the crystal clear blue pools.
Departing the Blue Pools we make way back to our vehicle and return to Wanaka with wonderful views of both Lake Wanaka and Lake Hawea and many photo opportunities along the way.
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Pick up from Local Wanaka accommodation or the Wanaka isite.|
|DEPARTURE TIME||09:00 am|
|RETURN TIME||Approx. 17:00 pm|
|WHAT TO BRING||Strong well-treaded walking boots
Suitable layers of clothing
|DETAILS||Actual walking distance is 5km return
Actual walking time is 2 hours
Altitudes: lowest 350m & highest 562m
|RESTRICTIONS||Guests must have average fitness levels.|
Bridle Track & Blue Pools Guided Walk
Prices include lunch and refreshments
Private Option available please email us.
- Above prices valid to 30th September 2018