Part of the Te Waihou Walkway, the Blue Spring (Te Puna) is known for water so pure that it supplies around 70% of New Zealand bottled water. What was previously known as a hidden gem to the locals, it’s popularity exploded after it’s feature on Stuff.co.nz. This eventually led to the stop for visitors to swim in the water as the increase in use has caused a significant damage and to the geology and ecology.
The water was crystal clear and the lush greenery that surrounds the springs made the place even more surreal and magical. We experienced typical New Zealand weather during our visit. The sun was out one minute and it started to rain the next. But we didn’t mind, it further added to the beauty of this place.
The Te Waihou Walkway (4.7km) is located off Whites Road in Putaruru.