My partner and I are visiting the Waikato district in May this year. I'd like to take a walk to the Blue Spring on our first day while doing a little loop from Hamilton that includes Cambridge, Putaruru (and the Over The Moon dairy) and on the Matamata and Hobbiton.
But we don't have time for the full 90 minute walk from Whites Rd.
Online I can see reference to a stop further up Lesley Road where we can get a shorter walk to the spring, but I can't figure out how long that walk will be. Can anyone help with the distance from there to the spring or approximate slow walk time so we can plan our day?
Also any other tips for things to include on that day appreciated. We're keen on natural sites and short walks plus some gourmet and local food producers to stock up for a picnic.