The Blue Pools walking track on the Haast Highway has always been popular but now you can do even more !! It is a short 20 minute walk down to the swing bridge which crosses the Makarora River (look out for trout in the crystal clear water as you cross the bridge).
Spend time looking at the Blue Pools and then carry on down the valley for a couple of hours. Most of the track is through the beech forest beside the river but there are also open sections. Nice flat walking but because the track is so new it can be a bit muddy if there has been rain.