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Te Waikoropupu Springs (Pupu Springs)

#157 of 1,224 things to do in South Island Features Animals
Pupu Springs Rd, 7183, New Zealand
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breathtakingly clear water

this place has to be on your to do list. Such crystal clear water, streams pouring out from the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Hamish S
Melbourne, Australia
Fantastic natural sight

Pupu springs is a short walk along a well-maintained track. The springs are beautiful and well... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Dunedin, New Zealand
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Pupu Springs Rd, 7183, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago

this place has to be on your to do list. Such crystal clear water, streams pouring out from the spring, you can see water actively coming from the bottom. The walk is beautiful.

Thank Hamish S
Reviewed 2 days ago

Pupu springs is a short walk along a well-maintained track. The springs are beautiful and well worth a visit. The information boards near the carpark are very good. The drive from Takaka to Pupu Springs is well signposted.

Thank Sarah53187
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Really well maintained relatively short and easy walking track. The track itself is almost totally flat with no stairs or anything so access is very easy. It's a mix of fine gravel and wooden board walks. The springs are amazing. Clearest water I've ever witnessed....More

Thank Hayden89
Reviewed 6 days ago

Haven't been here for very many years. It is beautiful, the walkway in is just gorgeous, our bush is so beautiful. Unfortunately the light was not great and it was difficult to see deep into the water. A raised platform would be great for wintery...More

Thank Karin C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Springs are stunning, the water is crystal clear. Good parking, and easy 1km walk return to the springs. A tame weka came out while we were looking at the main Spring seemed to be looking for food. The kids thought that was great seeing...More

Thank hinukoa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really beautiful 1km walk through luscious trees and plants. Well maintained paths and boardwalks, strangely seem to go more down with just a shirt up at the end. The clarity was amazing , unfortunately raining which distorted the clarity somewhat. Great clean toilets. Well displayed...More

Thank Dearmans
Reviewed 23 June 2017

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
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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