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“Absolutely fantastic” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Te Waikoropupu Springs (Pupu Springs)

Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
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108 reviews
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“Absolutely fantastic”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2014

Made the trip north of Takaka to see the springs especially. So glad we did. A world class tourist attraction. The bush walk is fantastic, not too long and the springs are mind blowing. Purest water in the world. Fantastic to see the trees and bushes growing in the water. Late afternoon sun on the pools was amazing. A real national treasure. Make it a must to visit. Would thoroughly recommend. The display area outlining the history of the area is well presented.

Visited April 2014
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“Clearest Water, Easy, Well Maintained Track”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2014

The track and entry to the springs has been recently upgraded and is nicely presented and well maintained. The entry has large car park, an informative display, picnic tables and clean toilet facilities. The springs themselves are amazing, extremely clear waters rush up from the depths and bubble up to form the start of the river.

Visited May 2014
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Smithers, Canada
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“Great Jaunt, With Beautiful Clean Clear Water!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2014

Quite amazing standing an the bridge looking to your left and seeing this huge amount of flowing water and to your right a field. Messes with your mind a little making you wonder where all this water is coming from, until you look closer. You can clearly see jet under the water surging up, pretty crazy. The clarity of the water itself it worth a look although I recommend doing the entire walk as well! Why not? Your there!

Visited May 2014
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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“Seriously been updated since my last trip in 1993”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2014

This has been one of child hood memories as a place to visit after watching a Jacues Cousteau show filmed at the springs, I had wanted to visit this place, did in 1993 and was very impressed so we came back and the dept of conservation have done a great job of putting in a walkway and visitor center to give some background of the place and it's history A+++ guys,
The one thing that you could have done is given some access to the freezing waters so everyone can feel the clean chilled Glazier water.

Visited May 2014
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Biggar, United Kingdom
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“Hopefully the restoration works have been completed”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2014

When we visited the Springs in November 2013 there was a great deal of work going on to restore paths some of which had been damaged by landslide. Consequently access was restricted to only the newer section of pathway near to the car park. Sections we could not enter included the viewing platform with a fixed periscope which allows visitors to see below the fantastically clear water and a trail across the hillside which could extend time spent here.

That said even wandering around the paths which were open was sufficient to observe how noticeably clear the waters are (amongst the clearest in the World apparently).

The site is sacred to the Maori people and the information boards beyond the car park provide an explanation in addition to featuring carvings. In keeping with the beliefs held human contact with the water is not permitted - the ducks still land in it.

There is no fee for this attraction and there are toilets onsite.

Visited November 2013
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