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Overlooked gem

We have always turned left and headed to the iconic Springs. Turning right and going to the hydro... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Nelson, Nelson, New Zealand
A Wonderful Day for a Walk

Advertised as a 1 hour 50 min walk we thought we would be done in an hour and 30 max, but it really... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Auckland, New Zealand
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Pupu Valley Road | Kahurangi National Park, Takaka 7183, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have always turned left and headed to the iconic Springs. Turning right and going to the hydro walkway was the highlight of the weekend. Up the zigzag track (steady but not formidable at all), to the weir, along beautifully formed tracks and boardwalks, spotting...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank PeteM289
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Advertised as a 1 hour 50 min walk we thought we would be done in an hour and 30 max, but it really does take the full amount of time. We did the walk clockwise starting with the power house then up to the weir....More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank FFP66
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We recently hiked this 2-hour loop. We chose the steep way up, and the 4wd road down. The water race in the middle was fascinating, and we stopped often to take photos. I could understand why it is not recommended for young children, or only...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank VT_Travelerx2
Reviewed 7 November 2018

Pretty easy walk for young and old alike - went last year and had a picture perfect day for our walk with a couple of family members. Great to walk out in nature and listen to the birds. Well worth checking it out if in...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Dr_fishguy
Reviewed 12 October 2018

Pros' * Lovely accessible walkway * Clear view on small platforms of Clear spring water * A picnic area (but located in the car park) * Not far from Takaka * Easy to find - sealed entrance and car park Cons * Limited information around...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Venture821050
Reviewed 6 August 2018

This beautiful walk has good variety of scenery.. It is the perfect walk if you want to experience great bush, a bit of exercise and good views from above. A little history ,interesting as well as moving water at the hydro station. Highly recommended.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Berdina B
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

A beautiful walk in native bush. A must do when you visit this special place. Allow at least 2 hrs. Following a small race that flows to a power plant. Great to show kids!!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Jenyeo333
Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

worth the visit to see the cleanest water in the world. Took us 25 minutes -one with a sore knee. Peaceful.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank kiwiosmond
Reviewed 29 April 2018

This walk has a true wowo factor! The springs are stunning and the walk is pleasant and accessible. A real peaceful treat.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank TwinknChumb
Reviewed 19 April 2018

Not far up the road from the Pupu springs this walk was one of our highlights of Golden Bay. Most people seem to only go as far as the springs so it was great to do this track with so few people. Some locals advised...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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