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Te Waikoropupu Springs (Pupu Springs)

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Address: Pupu Springs Rd, 7183, New Zealand
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Amazing hike and pool

The hike to the pool was pretty and fairly level. You could take a stroller or a wheelchair without too much trouble. The pool itself is amazingly clear--some of the clearest... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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73 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hike to the pool was pretty and fairly level. You could take a stroller or a wheelchair without too much trouble. The pool itself is amazingly clear--some of the clearest water ever measured with the exception of some under an iceberg in Antarctica. It is illegal to even touch it. Yet it does have some aquatic life in it.... More 

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Guelph, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a quick 20 minute walk (loop), which was advertised as a 25-45 minute walk, that takes you out to a spring fed lake that is incredibly clear (you can see to the bottom). Given the spring enters the lake at this point, the water is constantly in motion preventing it from having a glass top look to it... More 

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auckland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So nice to see that this area has been kept free for all to enjoy. A short (30-40 minutes) walk through the bush and past the streams is well worth it and the springs themselves are amazing. It was so nice to see all people adhering to the signs requesting people not to touch the water.

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Thank genieNZ
Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This well preserved attraction is a place not to be missed. We came here after a short drive from Labyrinth Rocks Park (45 Scott Rd, Takaka 7183). There is a large parking area with toilets and information right at the entrance. Thanks to the reviews by other TripAdvisor members, we especially came in late afternoon, so there was not much... More 

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Thank Juping2014
Derby, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 228 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The round trip is about 40 minutes on an easy woodland path. The river and springs that are crystal clear and beautiful colours reflecting of the river bed. At the start of the walk is a large car park and a lot of information.

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Note this is a FREE attraction. Arrived here after returning from Wharirika Beach. This is a beautiful location. Tarred road, Car park and toilets available all at no cost. At the entrance there is a board that tells you all about the springs. From here it is a 25-45min loop through the forest over the bridge to the Springs. For... More 

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Fox Glacier, New Zealand
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11 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

This walkway has been upgraded significantly since we last walked it 20 years ago. The loop walk is well maintained and there are several information panels at the start of the trail. For those who are in a rush take the right fork which will bring you to the springs and then retrace your steps rather than doing the complete... More 

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Thank Peter H
Taranaki Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

Amazing. Super easy stroll for all ages. Beautiful nature walk and the amazingly clear water. Picnic tables, explanation about the place and the culture.

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Picton, New Zealand
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257 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

The entranceway (in the style of a wharenui) with all the info about the springs and their cultural and historical significance is great. Then you start walking and you pass over the river and some trees and try to hear anything over the 56 billion cicadas in the trees and you think "this is all nice but I'm not greatly... More 

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Thank Ed R
Reigate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

Situated in the Golden Bay area, and just a few minutes out of Takaka en route for Collingwood, lies this delightful little oasis of tranquillity. Like every tourist attraction in New Zealand, it was well-signposted and easy to find, with an easy access and plenty of parking. The information boards were full of useful and interesting details about the place,... More 

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