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Amethyst hot springs

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Business Type: Hot pool

Overview

Sitting astride the Alpine Fault, where the Australian and Pacific tectonic plates collide, the Wanganui valley is home to some very relaxing hot springs.

Address: 3678 Harihari Highway, Harihari, West Coast, New Zealand Fox Glacier & West Coast

Description

Amethyst hot springs are about 15 minutes walk from the road-end car park. These pools are easily flooded by the main river and therefore often need to be dug out so make sure you have a shovel with you. The pools provide a relaxing end to a long trip in the hills.

Source: Department of Conservation 

Locations

Amethyst hot springs are about 15 minutes walk from the road-end car park.
Access is off State Highway 6, eight kilometres north of Harihari (on the northern side of the Wanganui River bridge) where a small side road takes you to the start of the track. The end of this road has been seriously eroded by the river

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Amethyst hot springs

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