Background

New Zealand in your Pocket

Close

Join Our Free eNewsletter

Join our newsletter and get the latest updates and news on our apps, services and opportunities.

Te Waihou Springs

Is this your listing?

» iSee
»» Hot pools & springs
»» Walks and Bikes Rides
»» Wildlife encounters


Business Type: Walkway, Blue Spring

Overview

This is some of the purest water you will find, with the springs supplying 60% of New Zealand

Address: 303 State Highway 28, Putaruru, New Zealand Hamilton & Waikato

Description

Experience the magic of Te Waihou where the clear blue waters bubble out of the ground at a rate of 42 cubic metres (9240 gallons) per minute.

This is some of the purest water you will find, with the springs supplying 60% of New Zealand’s bottled water.

Small waterfalls set amongst native bush add to the scenic beauty of the area, and introduced trout are plentiful.

Te Waihou Walkway follows alongside the Waihou River, and it takes only 15 min from Whites Road to arrive at the Blue Spring where the clear blue of the water contrasts sharply with the bright green of the waterweed.

Boardwalks cross wet ground and there are stiles and steps in places as well as viewing platforms.

The full walkway takes 1 hr 30 min from one car park to the other, or go as far as you like before returning the way you came.

Features
Clear, blue water, scenic vistas.

Location
Located on the Waihou River, near Putaruru.

 

Locations

Access is from Whites Road off State Highway 1 north of Putaruru or State Highway 5 between Tirau and Rotorua.

Photo Gallery

Te Waihou Springs

Map Location