The track starts at the Blue Pools car park just outside of the town of Makarora. After 10 minutes, just after the first swing bridge, it branches to the left. Soon after, it crosses the Blue Pools Bridge for great views up the river gorge. From here the track continues through beech/tawhero forest to Rainy Flat and then opens up onto sections of farmland and bush that lead to the mouth of the Young River.
Keep the adventure going. After your tramp, check out the town of Makarora for unique accommodation, epic activities like flying and jet boating or delicious cafes.