Pupu Hydro Walkway

Pupu Hydro Walkway

Takaka

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Romain Richardot

France

Ranking: 10/10

Really nice view.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in October 2016

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Clavel

France

Ranking: 10/10

Nice view and nice source.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in October 2016

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Leonie Brabers

Netherlands

Ranking: 6/10

The stunning climb is awesome and so is the part walking on a small boardwalk next to a stream of rapidly streaming water. The part downhill is long and boring.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Kiwigirl27

New Zealand

Ranking: 8/10

There were some good views and it was a great way to get fit. The only thing was that I'm not very fit so I found the track a little hard at some parts.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Daniela Wall

Germany

Ranking: 7/10

Clearest water I have ever seen, but the walkway is nothing special. Good to wait for better weather at Cape Reinga.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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FlyingKiwiGirl

New Zealand

Ranking: 9/10

A very interesting walk and well worth the effort especially the steep and uneven climb up to the walkway from the carpark. Amazing feat of engineering and a thrill to walk the narrow walkway attached to the side of the cliff. Look out for freshwater crayfish (Koura) in the channel.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in August 2014

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Koen Vanlede

Belgium

Ranking: 10/10

Beautiful walk, nice and calm.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Jim & Rebecca

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

This 1 hour 45 min walk is a real mix of forest and engineering. Not too busy. All stages of forestation. Some very uneven paths and in places narrow bridges.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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De Groot

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Very nice walk.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Bruce & Bonnie Childs

Canada

Ranking: 8/10

Trails through forest and past a water race used in old gold workings. Side trip to the Springs - very scenic. Beautiful path - nicely shaded.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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rinusm

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

Interesting walk for two hours.

Reviewed about 9 years ago and experienced in May 2010

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Cymen Crick

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

The lesser known cousin to the better known Pupu springs located nearby. I would rate this walk just as highly, yet it's far less busy. It kicks off with a small 20 minute climb. You then join the water race which provides the highlight. It's quite unlike any other stream I have seen. Follow it for 30 minutes and look for the fresh water crayfish. Return by the same route or take a round trip via a 4WD track that descends down the other side of the valley which gives variety - but isn't nearly as nice as following the water race.

Reviewed about 9 years ago

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Raewyn

New Zealand

Ranking: 9/10

Recyclers dream - take a goldminers aquaduct, now abandoned, use it for the first hydro power scheme in the area, then when superseded, rebuild it - still putting power into the grid! Engineering, flora, fauna, history = one good walk.

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in April 2009

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James O'Neil

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Not a big wait but well worth a look for the clearest water ever.

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in March 2009

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Mike Howe

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

This is a choice half day/full day walk if you do the full circuit. Really nice bush walk up to the water race (man made stream) and then you follow the race along the hillside (cliff really) until you reach the River. Good spot for lunch and a dip for the brave.

Watch out for the native fresh-water crayfish in the race.

Reviewed about 10 years ago and experienced in December 2008