Peters Pool Walk

Track category

Easy access short walk


25 min return from car park


1.2 km return from car park


Peters Pool.  Photo: K Henderson.
Peters Pool

This is an easy, accessible walk to a small kettle lake which was formed by ice melting amongst glacial moraine about 200 years ago.

Enjoy the reflective views of the glacier and mountain peaks in this tranquil setting.

Getting there

Drive or walk south from the Franz Josef Waiau township across the Waiho River bridge and turn left onto the Glacier Access Road or Te Ara a Waiau. Drive or walk for approximately 4 km to the car park at the end of the road. 

Places to stay

There are a number of accommodation options in Franz Josef Waiau.

Plan and prepare

  • Check the current track conditions and weather forecasts at the Westland Tai Poutini  National Park Visitor Centre and i-SITE before starting your trip.
  • Always take warm and waterproof clothing as the weather can change rapidly. 
  • Carry drinking water, insect repellent and sun protection at all times.
  • Dogs are not permitted on this track.

Find out more


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Follow the Outdoor Safety Code:
1. Plan your trip
2. Tell someone
3. Be aware of the weather
4. Know your limits
5. Take sufficient supplies

Alerts for West Coast places


Westland Tai Poutini National Park Visitor Centre
Phone:      +64 3 752 0796
Address:   13 State Highway 6
Franz Josef Glacier 7856
Full office details
Franz Josef Glacier Base
Phone:      +64 3 752 0796
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