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Te Waikoropupu Springs (Pupu Springs)

#151 of 1,218 things to do in South Island Features Animals
Pupu Springs Rd, 7183, New Zealand
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A Special Place

Free parking and an easy to negotiate boardwalk takes you through a beautiful walk. The water is... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Nottingham, UK
The 'Pupu' springs are aa must visit on a trip to Golden Bay

The springs are a short drive out of town (approx 10-15 minutes) and are a great short walk through... read more

Reviewed 29 May 2017
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Pupu Springs Rd, 7183, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Free parking and an easy to negotiate boardwalk takes you through a beautiful walk. The water is so clear, Worth a visit.

Thank PamNottingham_UK
Reviewed 29 May 2017

The springs are a short drive out of town (approx 10-15 minutes) and are a great short walk through native bush to the springs. The springs are the clearest in the world and it is a very peaceful place to visit. Swimming is not allowed...More

Thank jcooper87
Reviewed 17 May 2017

This is really magical. The largest fresh water spring on the southern hemisphere with the clearest and cleanest water ever tested on this planet! It is a holy place (for the Maori people), and there is some well made information at the parking place, and...More

Thank tomHD
Reviewed 13 May 2017

My partner and I arrived on a rainy afternoon after been given the tip to do the walk regardless of the weather. And I can say that yes it's worth the walk, even if it's raining. Of course we didn't get the time to stop...More

Thank Amy R
Reviewed 8 May 2017

It is a nice short walk to a crystal clear lake/spring. Unfortunaltey swimming is not allowed anymore in the lake, but it is well worth a visit

Thank aussi33
Reviewed 8 May 2017

Beautiful spring with crystal clear turquoise/green spring water. A must see if visiting Golden Bay. Stunning display of colours from the bed due to the exceptional clarity in bottle. The spring holds a special place in the Maori mythology (also to conserve further environmental degradation)...More

Thank letamritaknow
Reviewed 25 April 2017

This is a short but stunning hike not too far from Takaka, NZ. The hike is easy on surfaced, well-marked paths, and the scenery along the way is beautiful indeed. Toward the end of the walk, you come along 'Pupu Springs. The water here is...More

Thank Ira M
Reviewed 18 April 2017

We were lucky to have visited this place. Getting here is a bit of a challenge from Picton because of the never-ending winding roads on top of the mountains. But when you have passed that, this Pupu Spring is easy to be found because it...More

1  Thank Wawa121
Reviewed 13 April 2017

This is simply the most stunning spot - unbelievable beauty! Water that is incredibly clear, i believe its the 2nd or 3rd best in the world for clarity. Watch the dancing sands in the water or the fantails dancing on top of the water catching...More

Thank Kelly W
Reviewed 4 April 2017

Not too far off the main road and a natural wonder that you will not regret taking the time to see. Worth reading the info board to make the beautiful springs even more awe inspiring.

Thank David M
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Rebekah P
12 July 2017|
Response from Wayne B | Reviewed this property |
If you dont have a vehicle the only other way is by bus over the takaka hill