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Te Waikoropupu Springs (Pupu Springs), South Island
Categories: Bodies of Water, Wildlife Areas, Tourist Spots, Nature & Parks
Affectionately known by locals as the clearest spring water in the world, Te Waikoropupu Springs (Pupu Springs) are as clear as they are impressive. With underwater clarity tests revealing visibility of up to 63 m (207 ft), these two springs provide a looking glass into the fascinating and colorful aquaculture below the surface. The smaller one is known as the "place of the dancing sands," referring to how the water pushes the white sand particles up from the spring floor, stirring them into motion. Walk around the springs on the wheelchair-accessible boardwalk, and keep in mind that contact with the water is strictly prohibited. Our Takaka holiday planner makes visiting Te Waikoropupu Springs (Pupu Springs) and other Takaka attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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These springs are unbelievable, even on a cloudy day the water was so clear and blue. It is such a peaceful place to walk through and you can see how it is a sacred place to the Maori people. Highly r... read more »
I was in Golden Bay visiting a friend who took me to the Springs. It was a really nice day and so was perfect for a nice walk around the area. The water is beautiful and the history and significance o... read more »
Pretty clear blue pools where you see the Springwater rushing to the surface with quick well maintained path. Nice for a short stop.
Apurba Nath Bhattacharya
It is simply marvelous and amazing to observe such amount of water coming out of springs! Kudos.
A true nature spectacular place. One of the most amazing places in NZ. Don't miss it!
Beautiful clear water and a nice 10 minute flat bush walk.
Worth the 5 min detour from the highway and subsequent 20 min round trip walk but suggest visiting in the afternoon so you get the best view. So clear I saw a cray scurrying about.
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