Te Waikoropupu Springs

Te Waikoropupu Springs

Takaka

Reviews

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Mike Fricker

Ranking: 10/10

08Oct18. The walk is like many others but the springs were what we went for. Last visited in 2014 and still as good. Fascinating to watch the water welling up and breaking the surface. So clear. Good viewing platform. Check out the Dancing Sand spring.
The boards at the start of the walk are interesting too.
We remember there used to be spring water on tap in the picnic area but it appears no longer the case. A pity.

Reviewed almost 2 years ago

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Gregg Wagstaff

England

Ranking: 10/10

Gorgeous clear spring waters. Easy access and trail. Must visit.

Reviewed almost 3 years ago and experienced in March 2017

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Isabel Zedelius

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Largest spring in the Southern Hemisphere. Nice, easy walk (45 minutes), suitable for a buggy or wheelchair. Done it in the rain and was worth the detour. More impressive when the weather is good.

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in January 2017

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Bernd Giermann

Switzerland

Ranking: 8/10

Very nice short walk, very interesting springs.

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in January 2017

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Danielle

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Nice and easy walk, you can see everything underneath this clear water, it is gorgeous.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in January 2017

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Sebastian and Johanna

Sweden

Ranking: 9/10

New Zealand's most clear water spring. It is a beautiful place with a tranquil surrounding.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in February 2017

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Kate and Dom

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Breathtakingly beautiful, the Springs are a sight not to be missed!

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in February 2017

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Laia Pujol

Spain

Ranking: 10/10

Amazing!! Wonderful short walk, the colours of the water are just awesome.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in December 2016

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Magdalena

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Best to see when sunny, the water is so clear, the walk is not even 20 minutes but you can stay there and take pictures for such a long time and the Maori history gives it a special feeling!

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in December 2016

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Gerrit Misterek

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

It is such a nice walk through the bush; the water is so pure and clear. We would never see anything comparative to that before. It is just amazing and also for free.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in October 2016

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Gordon Todan

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

Stunning!! Only a short walk to the Springs. We arrived in the evening on an overcast day and the Springs did not disappoint. Kids loved it as well!

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in October 2016

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Brigitte Schneider

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Nice walkway, the Springs are really impressive.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Luke

England

Ranking: 8/10

Idyllic springs with easy access on a flat path. Good stories at the staff.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Evelyn Rloeh

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

Very clean and blue water. And with the sunny weather it was even more beautiful.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Benedikt Hang

Germany

Ranking: 5/10

Lovely track but the Springs were not as spectacular as expected. But if you are in Takaka then I would do them.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Yuko Mizuno

Japan

Ranking: 10/10

It is such a wonderful place and spiritual place, because the water is perfectly clear and there is a beautiful forest.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Masamichi Takezawa

Japan

Ranking: 10/10

I could see the inside of the water. The most clean water in my life.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Vanuxem

France

Ranking: 8/10

We can see beautiful and really clean water after five minutes of walking.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Lene Nilsson

Denmark

Ranking: 10/10

Beautiful to see the water pumping up out of the ground, crystal clear water, a nice stop when passing by.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Kayla

United States

Ranking: 7/10

Pretty but a little underwhelming, thought there was more to explore.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Anika Danits

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

The springs are amazing - so clear. The colours from the water is great. It is a quick and nice walk.

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Tom Teuber

Germany

Ranking: 7/10

An easy 30 minute walk. Very nice springs and the clearest water I have ever seen.

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Katharina Miehling

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

This is a beautiful place, it is a short walk but it is magic.

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Cecile Santiaux

Belgium

Ranking: 7/10

Very pretty but it was such a small walk to see the spring. I would have liked to see more!!

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Ana Coulee

Belgium

Ranking: 7/10

Impressive transparent waters but the walk was too short. There were too many tourists.

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Aaron McCartie

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Enjoyable walk in native New Zealand bush. Crystal clear springs.

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Aparna Gula

Canada

Ranking: 10/10

Beautiful walk, short enough to do with a three year old and one year old - we even took the stroller.

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Heidi et Mat

France

Ranking: 8/10

Nice walk, quiet, peaceful. Beautiful spring with a very clear, blue water.

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Valerie Bernardini

Argentina

Ranking: 7/10

Is worth it if you are around the area. Short walk around the clearest springs I have ever seen.

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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John and Jan

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Very good information. Good track and viewing points. An excellent short walk.

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Jessica Mackie

United Kingdom

Ranking: 7/10

Boasting the clearest water in the world by National Geographic, this place is tranquil and beautiful. Worth a visit if in the Takaka area but would not drive Takaka Hill just to visit! Lovely 20 minute walk.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Calum Penn

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Well maintained and good historic and cultural information at the beginning. Signs were very clear about respecting the water. Very unspoilt and crystal clear water.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Thea Nicholas

Denmark

Ranking: 7/10

Very nice and peaceful. Free. Nice short walk. Very clear water.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Anaelle Morand

Ranking: 7/10

Have to see that it is not a long walk and looks so pretty. Clear water and good to read the story about the Springs.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Brad Dobsky

United States

Ranking: 7/10

Short easy walk to the clearest water I have ever seen.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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David Sitton

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Full of wildlife and an incredible spring to explore. 25 minute circular walk. You don't need long there, but worth a quick trip.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Lizzie Sitton

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Very easy access and a pleasant walk through the forest - extremely noisy creatures lurking in the bushes! Water is crystal clear and beautiful colours. Very pretty place but ever so slightly underwhelming.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Maria Brauherr

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

A small beautiful walkway leads to the impressive spring. It is really big and has the clearest water in the world! Very interesting stories at the beginning of the walkway.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Grace and Maria

New Zealand

Ranking: 6/10

Very beautiful water and springs, trout swimming around.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Guilaine Durieux

France

Ranking: 10/10

Beautiful! Easy! Beautiful! Cool and wonderful landscape!

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Jitka and Matej

Czech Republic

Ranking: 9/10

Just an amazing place, full of nice energy. We have seen a crayfish and eel there. A pity you cannot take some water from there to try the best water in the world!

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Adam

Czech Republic

Ranking: 9/10

Pure water and good walk, not long but nice.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Stefan Glock

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Impressive, there is a river starting from nothing.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Johannes Grellmann

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Clear water (ever seen!), silent water, fresh drinking water/ peaceful and magic!

Reviewed almost 6 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Elena Wilkins

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Perfect location, wonderful water, awesome nature, really good (nice) and short track (easy walk) and fresh drinking water.

Reviewed almost 6 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Bernhard Fulterer

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Clear water, very interesting.

Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Nigel

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Was there 15 years ago - the update is awesome, great track.

Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in January 2014

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Jakob

Denmark

Ranking: 9/10

It the sun is shining (it was), it is great.

Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Sophia

Denmark

Ranking: 10/10

It is my favourite walk because it is not so far and you see beautiful nature. The water is so clear you can see the whole ground. Fantastic!

Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Brita Topp

Cambodia

Ranking: 10/10

Most amazing clearest water reservoir/spring. Nice easy short walk with breathtaking water. Newly made tracks, unfortunately yet without information along the track and at the main water viewin point. Take polarised sunglasses as they take the glare out of the water and you can see much more and better - awesome, really.

Reviewed over 6 years ago

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Amiot Cyriane

France

Ranking: 10/10

Very easy.

Reviewed about 7 years ago and experienced in February 2013

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Florent Corino

France

Ranking: 8/10

Had access for disabled people, great spot!

Reviewed about 7 years ago and experienced in February 2013

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Paul Liecke

Germany

Ranking: 6/10

5 mins after Takaka, follow signs. Nice water but does not look so special on a cloudy day.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in February 2013

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Kathy Arthurs

New Zealand

Ranking: 8/10

Good track down to springs, use toilet at carpark. Beautiful water and bush. Walk longer track back to the carpark.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in March 2013

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Soizic

France

Ranking: 10/10

Good way/access.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Glenn Surzur

France

Ranking: 9/10

Beautiful water with a sign with cycle of native forest - very interesting,

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in March 2013

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Mary Neustroski

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Lovely clear water, good viewing platform. Good car park area. Good easy walking tracks. Wonderful place to meditate.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Michael Kretzschmar

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Needs new info panels!

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Dirk

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Worth visiting.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in December 2012

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John

United Kingdom

Ranking: 7/10

Once again, well presented and unique.

Reviewed almost 8 years ago and experienced in February 2011

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Lorna Williams

New Zealand

Ranking: 8/10

Pleasant walk and area where water bubbles out of the ground.

Reviewed about 8 years ago and experienced in March 2012

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Markus Frei

Switzerland

Ranking: 10/10

Easy to find, short and easy ways to walk, just amazing to see these springs with such pure water, I guess to see how clear it is it has to be nice weather.

Reviewed about 8 years ago and experienced in March 2012

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Brian Livesey

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Amazign sight to see such beautiful clear water coming from the earth.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Jeroen Bartos

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

Very nice and unique.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Andreas Kristiansen

Denmark

Ranking: 8/10

Beautiful drive over Takaka Hill. Finishing in Pupu Springs and its ever so clear water is just amazing.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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maelstrom

New Zealand

Ranking: 9/10

Nice easy walk, great pathways and beautiful scenery. The water is wonderfully clear. Nice FREE excursion.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Kim Thorsted

Denmark

Ranking: 8/10

Fantastic, beautiful location, super pathways, good toilets!!

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Louis Smit

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Good track and toilets.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Ian Bailey

New Zealand

Ranking: 8/10

Lovely track, amazing site.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Michael & Rosemary Smith

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Largest freshwater springs in southern hemisphere, warden on hand for information. Good tracks and information boards. A gorgeous place to visit for free too.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Paul

Netherlands

Ranking: 7/10

Beautiful to see how clear the water is of the springs that comes bubbling out of the earth.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in November 2011

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Rachel_Flowers

United States

Ranking: 6/10

Not as good as all the pictures and local hoopla would have you believe...and packed with every tourist in Golden Bay. Likes Hamurana Springs on Lake Rotorua much better!

Reviewed almost 9 years ago

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Alibeare

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Lovely gentle walk walk to the clearest springs I have ever seen. Read some of the history along the way on the well placed message boards along the track.

Reviewed almost 9 years ago and experienced in October 2011

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Eric Grant

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Beautiful short bush walk to the crystal clear waters.

Reviewed almost 9 years ago and experienced in March 2011

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Powerfamily

New Zealand

Ranking: 7/10

A good chance to stretch your legs. Water is amazingly clear

Reviewed about 9 years ago

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Kate Morgan

United Kingdom

Ranking: 7/10

Clearest springs in the world.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Koen Vanlede

Belgium

Ranking: 10/10

A lot of information about nature and springs, marvelous and free.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Victoria Boolsen

Denmark

Ranking: 10/10

Absolutely gorgeous.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Edgar & Marilyn Berry

England

Ranking: 9/10

Beautiful.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Mike and Diane Baker

New Zealand

Ranking: 9/10

Water coming up out ground making stones dance and sand beautiful clear, clean water.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Petersen

Denmark

Ranking: 10/10

Was very beautiful and unusual phenomenon.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Andy

Australia

Ranking: 8/10

Very good track and board walk.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Ross Hughes

Canada

Ranking: 7/10

Interesting walk, lovely area.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Adam Gerrard

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Really beautiful.

Reviewed about 10 years ago and experienced in May 2010

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wilsoneng

England

Ranking: 10/10

Fantastic.

Reviewed about 10 years ago and experienced in April 2010

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Sofie

Sweden

Ranking: 7/10

Very interesting and nice, too bad you can't go in the water :)

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in April 2009

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PeterK1

New Zealand

Ranking: 9/10

Very interesting.

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in April 2009

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Christen Hans

Switzerland

Ranking: 10/10

Well kept in beautiful surroundings.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Michael

Switzerland

Ranking: 10/10

Good information, good walking ways, amazing water and underwater view

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Ferth

France

Ranking: 9/10

Good, well formed track - Interesting to see so much pure water coming out of ground.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Paul Ritchie

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

very impressive and well presented fresh water springs

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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frederike

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Really lovely place and good sign posting.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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nadinef

Australia

Ranking: 9/10

Excellent short walk through to springs and regrowth forest.

Reviewed over 10 years ago