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Ice cold, clear water adventure!

It was such a delight to watch the people who were grave enough to climb into a tree, then leap off... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Wellington, New Zealand
Absolute hidden gem!

Wow! We were recommended to come here by the owner of our accommodation. We are so glad we did. At... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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“takaka hill”(5 reviews)
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Riwaka Valley Road | Motueka area, Kahurangi National Park, New Zealand
+64 3-546 9339
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Reviewed 2 days ago

It was such a delight to watch the people who were grave enough to climb into a tree, then leap off into the most beautiful aquamarine blue pool only to surface with a whoop as that freezing cold water stung their skin! It made me...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank GregoryK1268
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow! We were recommended to come here by the owner of our accommodation. We are so glad we did. At the bottom of the Takaka Hill you take the road to the left and follow it to the end. It’s only a minute or so...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Nic_ann_F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A very short stroll to the Riwaka resurgence river source which is beautiful. So tranquil and a good place for a quick refreshing and regenerating dip. Known by the Maori’s for its healing properties. It’s easy to get to and you can stop by the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank revett2016
Reviewed 1 December 2018

A site of significance for the Maori this is a lovely location with an interesting river source and waterfalls and pools. Very good car park and well laid out paths

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank MadalynH7
Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

Down a side road off the beginning of the takaka hill winds a gentle river; apple orchards on one side and lifestyle blocks on the other. At the end of the road is a large carpark and picnic area with a bush walk off to...More

Date of experience: April 2018
3  Thank Jacqui P
Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

This is an easy reasonably flat well groomed trail suitable for the whole family. A 10-15 minute walk takes you to the main attraction point. Beautiful clear river/water, a nice way to see nz native forest, and a place of cultural significance...why would you want...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank tearohanui
Reviewed 13 February 2018 via mobile

Got in for a dip at the resurgence... worth it! Lovely little hike and the water is crisp and inspiring.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank RomNomNom
Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

A beautiful 20 minute walk. Two great deep pools to dive into and just plain wonderful water and nature

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Victor I
Reviewed 11 January 2018

This was one of our highlight of the Abel-Tasman region. Easy to get to Short 5-10 minute walk Beautiful amazing pool to jump into and swim We were expecting it to be painfully cold, but it was just SCREAM out loud WOOO kinda Cold. Loved...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank JohnNZ-UK
Reviewed 8 October 2017

Stroll through Whare Gate, up a little track to Water so clear u r not sure if its a Mirage, Native lined, listen for our birds look at our lovely landscape

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank WilsonFamilyNz
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