Story: Nelson places

Waikoropupū Springs

Jim Hickey talks to Geoff Rennison from the Department of Conservation at Waikoropupū Springs (often just called Pupu Springs) in 2002 near Tākaka. Around 14 cubic metres of crystal-clear water issues from the springs per second on average, making them the largest in New Zealand. Since 2006 recreational diving and swimming have been banned at the springs.

Courtesy of Rustic Road Productions; underwater shots courtesy of TVNZ Archive

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Reference: A Flying visit. Series 2: Takaka, Collingwood & Farewell Spit [video recording]. Producer, Dave Mason. Auckland: Rustic Road Productions, 2002.

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Carl Walrond, 'Nelson places - Eastern Golden Bay', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 September 2023)

Story by Carl Walrond, updated 22 Apr 2015