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Te Waikoropupu Springs (Pupu Springs)

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Address: Pupu Springs Rd, 7183, New Zealand

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So nice to see that this area has been kept free for all to enjoy. A short (30-40 minutes) walk through the bush and past the streams is well worth it and the springs themselves... read more

Reviewed 5 March 2017
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70 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

So nice to see that this area has been kept free for all to enjoy. A short (30-40 minutes) walk through the bush and past the streams is well worth it and the springs themselves are amazing. It was so nice to see all people adhering to the signs requesting people not to touch the water.

Thank genieNZ
Wellington, New Zealand
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17 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

This well preserved attraction is a place not to be missed. We came here after a short drive from Labyrinth Rocks Park (45 Scott Rd, Takaka 7183). There is a large parking area with toilets and information right at the entrance. Thanks to the reviews by other TripAdvisor members, we especially came in late afternoon, so there was not much... More 

Thank Juping2014
Derby, United Kingdom
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616 reviews
334 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 232 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

The round trip is about 40 minutes on an easy woodland path. The river and springs that are crystal clear and beautiful colours reflecting of the river bed. At the start of the walk is a large car park and a lot of information.

Thank old_romantics_2000
Sydney, Australia
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225 reviews
75 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Note this is a FREE attraction. Arrived here after returning from Wharirika Beach. This is a beautiful location. Tarred road, Car park and toilets available all at no cost. At the entrance there is a board that tells you all about the springs. From here it is a 25-45min loop through the forest over the bridge to the Springs. For... More 

Thank greytravellerSydney
Fox Glacier, New Zealand
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43 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

This walkway has been upgraded significantly since we last walked it 20 years ago. The loop walk is well maintained and there are several information panels at the start of the trail. For those who are in a rush take the right fork which will bring you to the springs and then retrace your steps rather than doing the complete... More 

Thank Peter H
Taranaki Region, New Zealand
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

Amazing. Super easy stroll for all ages. Beautiful nature walk and the amazingly clear water. Picnic tables, explanation about the place and the culture.

Thank SongofaTui
Picton, New Zealand
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434 reviews
264 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

The entranceway (in the style of a wharenui) with all the info about the springs and their cultural and historical significance is great. Then you start walking and you pass over the river and some trees and try to hear anything over the 56 billion cicadas in the trees and you think "this is all nice but I'm not greatly... More 

Thank Ed R
Reigate, United Kingdom
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282 reviews
93 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2017

Situated in the Golden Bay area, and just a few minutes out of Takaka en route for Collingwood, lies this delightful little oasis of tranquillity. Like every tourist attraction in New Zealand, it was well-signposted and easy to find, with an easy access and plenty of parking. The information boards were full of useful and interesting details about the place,... More 

Thank Robin S
Morrinsville, New Zealand
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46 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

This you cant miss. Nice easy walk and well contoured. Springs are amazimg. Only 10 mins from takaka

Thank Wayne B
Christchurch, New Zealand
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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017

Lovely walk in native bushes, and fantastic views of the pure Pupu Springs. Information is provided at the start of the track, explaining both the cultural significance of the springs, as well as some geological facts explaining why the water is so pure. Parking is free, bathrooms amenities nearby.

Thank MaggyBee

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