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Te Waikoropupu Springs (Pupu Springs)

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Address: Pupu Springs Rd, 7183, New Zealand

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Magical Place!

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... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Takaka, New Zealand
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Takaka, New Zealand
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28 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 a short walk leads you through some magical bushland to this very special place.

Thank tomHD
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 and really take it all in, but we saw the springs and the beautiful vegetation... More 

Thank Amy R
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67 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
New Zealand
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87 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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) respect to water is expected - no touching or swimming in the spring.

Thank letamritaknow
Greenwich, Connecticut
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120 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 the clearest I think I have ever seen, just bubbling up (you can watch it)... More 

Thank Ira M
Auckland, New Zealand
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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 is near the road.

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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 bugs. You simply have to stop and witness this place. Google it to understand just... More 

Thank Kelly W
Nowra, Australia
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20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

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 

Thank yank
Guelph, Canada
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

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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