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Easy walk, nice scenery

There are 2 car parks for this walk. Firstly if you drive along White Road ( highway 28 ) you will... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Singapore, Singapore
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One of the best

One of our favourite walks in New Zealand. Fantastic walk along the crystal clear stream Te Waihou... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Wollongong, Australia
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“blue springs”(21 reviews)
“car park”(39 reviews)
“easy walk”(16 reviews)
Whites Road, Putaruru 3411, New Zealand
+64 7-883 7272
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

There are 2 car parks for this walk. Firstly if you drive along White Road ( highway 28 ) you will see the car park with toilet and the gate.( If you walk further in you get to see a small drop in the river...More

Thank Jjasg10
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of our favourite walks in New Zealand. Fantastic walk along the crystal clear stream Te Waihou walkway ending at the blue spring. Swimming isn’t allowed but the walk is easy and the entire was is beautiful. Highly recommend this walk

Thank DanEames
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The drive to the trailhead is scenic and the short walk is very pleasant but the true reward is the close view of the springs. Absolutely stunning. I could have stayed for hours. The colors are beautiful.

Thank SenoritaPanama
Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

We parked at Whites Road and took the 4.7km one-way route to the spring. It took us approximately 2.5 hours for the return trip. It was an easy walk with a couple of sets of stairs. There is a shorter walk from Leslie road. When...More

Thank Keith H
Reviewed 24 June 2018

We parked at Leslie Road car park to do the short walk as we had a stroller with a 1 year old and a 3 year old. Beautiful views but you wouldn't expect to see the spring. Along the way and once you're there, it's...More

Thank Jennifer C
Reviewed 16 May 2018

If like most visitors you want to visit the 'Blue Spring' and not do the entire 'Te Waihou Walkway' your best bet is to go to the Leslie Road start, where there is a small car park. If full, many park on the side of...More

2  Thank chiangmaicharlies
Reviewed 6 May 2018

I visited the Blue Spring along the Te Waihou Walkway (access via the Blue Spring car park rather than the Te Waihou car park). Wow! What an amazing place. The water is so crystal clear you can watch fish swimming in it and the colors...More

Thank Cheyenne G
Reviewed 4 May 2018

As we had our three kids with us, age 8, 6 and 1 (he was in a stroller) we opted to park at Leslie Road and walk the 10 minutes or so to the toilet area. There was ample parking in the car park, there...More

Thank ilovefrance12
Reviewed 27 April 2018

We visited on a weekday so not many people around. Easy parking and, for a couple of oldies, the walk was a breeze. One of the prettiest places you could wish to see. I could have stayed for hours just enjoying the tranquility of it...More

Thank Anne D
Reviewed 25 April 2018

Anzac day afternoon visit was very busy. The drive from Tauranga took 50 minutes each way. Parking lot off Leslie Road is small (12-15 cars). Parked on street and pulled to the side. Mostly flat walk with good foot path. It took 7-10 minutes from...More

1  Thank puravidamum
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Diong 丽
20 April 2018|
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Response from Paul H | Reviewed this property |
From the carpark, it takes less than 10 minutes walk, so you can walk there, take a look and be back to the car under 30 minutes if you're short on time. The location is quite beautiful so you'll probably want to spend a... More
Carolyn S
10 October 2017|
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Response from K9nick | Reviewed this property |
you get a bus to putaruru. Once here there is no taxi service. I think your best best is to hire a car. especially if there's more than one of you. You can get some pretty good deals. Especially at this time of year. 20... More