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Te Waikoropupu Springs (Pupu Springs)

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“golden bay”(13 reviews)
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Pupu Springs Rd, 7183, New Zealand
+64 3-546 9339
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 17 April 2017

We were lucky to have visited this place. Getting here is a bit of a challenge from Picton because of the never-ending winding roads on top of the mountains. But when you have passed that, this Pupu Spring is easy to be found because it...More

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Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 5 March 2018

A beautiful NZ icon, many years since I have been there. On returning, great new info entrance but was saddened with the strange concept that no one can now touch the water. Water is everyones to enjoy, visitors to the springs being able to feel...More

1  Thank PauleLec
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All reviews golden bay information boards short walk pupu car park an easy walk crystal clear springs the loop a special place native bush magical place picnic area toilet facilities worth a visit the main highway southern hemisphere beautiful spot
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Felt something out of this world, can’t explain in words. How beautiful n clear the sacred waters look in real life. You have to visit to have the feelings. I would love to go there again n again.

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Reviewed 17 July 2018

The water here is so pure and clean. I really wanted to taste it but it is forbbidden. Walking along the spring is very easy and somewhat short.

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Reviewed 5 June 2018

This was a great way to finish the day. Casual, stress-free walk through beautiful bush surroundings. The sound of a small river was very tranquil before opening up to the main springs. This area was just stunning with a crystal clear spring. We went towards...More

Thank 819kylem
Reviewed 28 May 2018

These are the largest springs in the Southern Hemisphere , largely untamed....just a scenic board work around the area for easy access..lovely bush and scenic river and then the huge bubbling Spring,,needs to be seen

Thank 137crystal
Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

Easy walk around the beautiful Pupu Springs, only about half an hour walk. Amazing views and crystal clear springs.

Thank Andrew C
Reviewed 20 May 2018

The turnoff to the spring is just north of Takaka. From the parking area it's a short walk to the huge spring bubbling out of the ground. There are lots of ducks and birds in the area and it's a nice place to enjoy the...More

Thank DarylJ552
Reviewed 25 April 2018 via mobile

Beautiful short walk while you are breathing the fresh air to the most amazing spring. It’s nice for children to know there are still pure water available on earth.

Thank Saluka T
Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

Lovely short walk through the bush to see the springs with our 11 & 9 year old. Serene spot and while the supporting infrastructure has certainly evolved in 20 years, Pupu is still just a beautiful spot to savour.

Thank Kenneth B
Reviewed 21 April 2018

I love visiting here, I go at least once a year usually as a day trip over the hill to Takaka and maybe to Golden bay. the water is so clear! It's a great place to get some lunch or take a picnic to have...More

Thank Steph S
Reviewed 19 April 2018

A beautiful short walk through forest & along the stream to the stunningly clear springs, it has been set up really well for the best views of the springs. Get here early to really appreciate this lovely place. Really good car park which unfortunately gets...More

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Rebekah P
11 July 2017|
Response from Wayne B | Reviewed this property |
If you dont have a vehicle the only other way is by bus over the takaka hill