Te Waikoropupu Springs (Pupu Springs)

Te Waikoropupu Springs (Pupu Springs)

Te Waikoropupu Springs (Pupu Springs)
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Simon D
Auckland, New Zealand684 contributions
Apr 2022
This was such a great spot and I am really glad we stopped by. Staying in Takaka overnight (as we were heading to Farewell Spit) we got here just after 9am and the carpark was empty - just for some perspective, we stopped by in the afternoon as well just to see any changes with the sun in the sky it was such a neat spot. The entry area had a lot of helpful info, the track is really well formed, flat and I would say easily accessible to most. The walk through the bush was pleasant and the water at the springs is so clear it really is a special place. I will let some of the photos do the talking, but even they don't really do the clarity of the water real justice.
Written April 16, 2022
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AucklandWiz
Auckland, New Zealand1,577 contributions
Feb 2021
A beautiful and peaceful place to stroll along on an easy walk to the viewing area. The water was amazing- clear with all the colours of life underneath shining through. It was raining this day and so the visibility was reduced so can only imagine what the vision with no rain disturbing the clarity. Still worth the walk and look.
The importance to the indigenous people is explained clearly on signage at the start of the walk and is worth reading for some history.
Written March 13, 2021
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422iana
Dunedin, New Zealand3,102 contributions
Jan 2020 • Family
There is a 1km loop, but you could cut the corner as the spring is about .7km around the loop. You can not touch the water as it is sacret to Maori, but beautifully clear water. Well worth a look and spend under an hour. There are picnic tables next the the car park.
Written January 18, 2020
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Dona S
Porirua, New Zealand840 contributions
Mar 2021
Such a beautiful walk through native bush along a well maintained track, with the remains of old sluices built by gold miners in the area, if you take the time to look. Most of the people on the track passed us at speed, stopped to gawk at the water and rushed off again, which seemed a pity. The springs, spiritually significant to Maori, are so beautiful with crystal clear water. It is an easy walk and free into the bargain, and only 6km from Takaka. We also met some weka, one of which made a spirited attempt to join us in the car - not at all shy. Well worth the visit.
Written March 18, 2021
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ChicoRanMan
Chico, CA1,202 contributions
Mar 2020 • Family
Beautiful 20 minute stroll through some woods and ending at his magnificent pond with the clearest water you’ve ever seen. Largest cold water spring in the Southern Hemisphere.

No admission fee. Decent sized parking lot was able to accommodate our 7.3 meter long camper van. Nice series of displays highlight the history of the Springs.
Written March 16, 2020
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Ezra710
Christchurch, New Zealand1,382 contributions
Jun 2020 • Solo
This is a very unique and beautiful place to experience. Unfortunately it was raining when I visited so I didn't stay long, but because it was raining I pretty much had the 25 minute walkway to myself. Informative boards. Clean bathrooms at carpark (not on the walkway of at the springs). Could take a wheelchair with a bit of effort (not flat).
Written June 29, 2020
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AnnetteRM2015
Waikanae, New Zealand85 contributions
Feb 2022
We were lucky as there was a steady number of people coming and going, but we had five minutes of peace admiring the springs on our own. The roaring of the creek (we went the short way) gave way to the cicadas, the quacking of the ducks and the quieter boiling of the springs and the view of the moving surface. So magical.
Written February 8, 2022
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Maree R
Christchurch, New Zealand1,007 contributions
Apr 2022
It's been about 20 years since my last visit and while the water is still as clear, how you view them has changed a lot. It's an easy walk through lovely forest along the spring to the viewing platforms and while I feel you were out over the water last time I was here, now you are along side it. Wonderful experience - the water really is so clear.
Written April 19, 2022
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Shawn C
Wellington, New Zealand818 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
We popped in to see the springs. It is not far off the main road and a site that needs no more than an hour. Anyway, we were blown away by the natural beauty of the springs and the short bush walk to get to them. Absolutely worth stopping to see. The only negative was it was teeming with camper vans - almost no parking for anyone stopping in.
Written February 8, 2020
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spidernz
Gisborne, New Zealand162 contributions
Jan 2021
This place is so cool. Just a few minutes from Takaka, and a couple of minutes off the main road, hop out of your car, take the smooth, almost flat track and 3 minutes of walking through beautiful bush sees you arrive at this magical place. To know you are looking at the clearest water you will ever see is a pretty awesome thing to do. It would be great to know just how deep it is in front of the boardwalk around the springs, but that's part of the mystery and the fun. Full marks to Dept of Conservation for the presentation of this place - don't missit!
Written February 11, 2021
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