Great cold water pool! Wakes you up better than coffee.
A 20 minute return walk leads to the Riwaka River and the spring of this river It is a holy place for the Maori and when you are there, you will feel a special atmosphere around this place. We respected the spring and did not swim there, but you can swim in the crystal pools down the river. The water is so blue, it is still cold but when you are there at noontime, the sun shines directly into the water. It is a magical place and I definitely recommend it.!
Very intense if you have a swim which I did. Otherwise, it might be too short for such a drive. But worthy, nonetheless.
The most short walking track I have seen but a great spot to relax and jump in a really cold water.
Nice little walk but unfortunately the water levels were high so we could not access everything but still a great walk.
Great peaceful spot with insight into Maori history. Just be aware that it floods in the area and before you are there you will have to cross a few water spots. Spiritual moment indeed.
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Cold water - really!! However it was for free and the small waterfall was exquisite to jump into.
This is very special (sacred) spot and has a beautiful still, quiet feel to it...the actual resurgence (where the water comes out of the Takaka Hill) is quite eerie and tapu to Maori...so advise swimming downstream at the crystal pool...it's nicer there anyway...at an invigorating 11deg celcius all year round. The short walk through the bush is lovely. Even further downstream I have heard was a special spot that Maori women used to go to give birth...
Well maintained walk. Quiet. Not many people. Cold water - 10 degrees. Clear water and very refreshing.
The crispest coldest most delicious water you can imagine. It comes straight out of a cave with a surrounding so magical I was half expecting a unicorn to trot by.
Beautiful - crystal clear water, this was freezing though.
Great short easy picturesque walk - great photo opportunities and well kept.
Great place hidden in the forest at the foot of Takaka hills. Sacred place for Maori also. Swimming is really a challenge. :)
Magic little walk, the water is a little chilly, still I managed to stay in for one minute, try beat that!
Jackie and Brian
Absolutely magical though we were unlucky as the sun was not out but actually made it more special when the sun did hit the water, light the pool and bounce the reflections about.
Really beautiful, only five minute walk, then you have got a beautiful pool. Stunning but if you want to swim keep your shorts on it is icy cold. :-)
Before Takaka Hill. Picnic area and short walk to source of Riwaka River.
Stunning limestome pools in a beautiful quiet valley. Take a swim if you can stand the cold.
Beautiful crystal pool! Easy short walk with a nice park to relax in for a picnic.
Clear spring water rushing out of mountain as a full blown river