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Putaruru

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  • Day4

    Blue Springs

    October 31 in New Zealand

    The water of the Blue Springs is so clean that it's used as drinking water and you can see to the bottom of the river. We just wanted to do the 15 minute walk before we were going to our night accommodation... but then the scenery was soooo beautiful and we did 20 minutes of the 1 1/2 walk, too 😍 This day was just amazing 😄😍

  • Day7

    Waihou Stream and Blue Spring

    March 9, 2017 in New Zealand

    These photos don't do the colour of this water justice, it is crystal clear and the prettiest blue. The water is entirely spring fed and has spent anywhere from 50-100 years underground. The blue colour and the ultra clarity of the water is due to the water not being able to absorb blue and some green light particules after spending so much time underground.

  • Day52

    On route to Rotorua

    November 6, 2016 in New Zealand

    The planned morning walk was once again squandered by rain 😠we had actually decided to just brace the elements but then a car with two dodgy looking fellows turned up a couple of times in the space of half an hour and we decided it wise not to leave the car.

    So we headed off instead towards Rotorua. It was a bit of a longer drive than usual and we stopped half way for lunch where we decided to take a detour to a river that the Lord of the Rings location guide said was beautiful (despite it not actually being used as a location). We chose the shorter walk so we could still get to Rotorua and started o. The Waitamo River and Blue Springs walk. It started as just some lovely hills and golden green grasses with the sound of birds in the grass and wind through the trees from the top of the hills. In didn't take long before we saw why this place was called the Blue Springs and why it was a recommended walk. To the left the river came into view. Not very wide and not very fast flowing, just a calm stream of water running gently through the valley. The river is apparently deceptively deep but the clear water means you can see all the way to the bottom and this clarity is what gives it the wonderfully turquoise blue colour. It is so surreal and I have never seen anything like it. With the bright green leafy reeds that wave in in the currents beneath the water, attached to the rocks along the riverbed it just looks like a little paradise.
    We carried along the route and within another 20 minutes of following this beautiful river we came to the spring. It was on the other side and was almost a small cove along the edge of the river that was backed by a large hill and surrounded by palms, making it look like a miniature tropical cove. Here there was a ring of even deeper blue water where the spring was fuelling the river with water that had taken up to 100 years to get here, explaining the purity. The pictures on here don't quite do it justice... the extremely vivid green one may look super green but the blue colour in the photo is exactly how it looked!
    Fantail birds flitted amongst the branches here and they are becoming my favourite birds the way they dart about in the air and leap from branch to branch... never still enough for a picture!

    After a while here just enjoying the view we headed on to do a bit more of the walk before heading back to the car for some food....I was so hungry!

    After this was the drive to Rotorua and to find a fuse for the broken in car charger. No phone was not proving to be very fun. Not much to say for the rest of this day. It rained a lot, we went to many shops before buying another charger for the phone and then decided to have a Pizza Hut for tea before finally being able to find the camp we had previously saved on the phone.

    Lovely camp... great facilities and as it was raining we had a couple of games of pool and watched some actual TV before bed :)
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  • Day213

    Blue Springs

    March 10, 2017 in New Zealand

    Ich war letzte Nacht wieder auf einem freien Campingplatz, direkt am Fluss mit nur zwei/drei anderen Campern. Richtig schön, genau so muss Camping sein.
    Heute war ich dann bei den blauen Quellen.
    Aber Nachmittags hat es wieder angefangen zu schütten und ich verbringe meine Zeit weiter damit zu lesen und mir zu überlegen, was ich denn alles am Montag mitnehmen muss 🙄😂😂😂

  • Day98

    Blue Springs

    November 22, 2015 in New Zealand

    Heute sind wir ca. 60 km zu den Blue Springs gefahren. Ein Fluss, der klarer nicht seien könnte. Man läuft etwa eine Stunde am Fluss entlang, zwischen vielen grünen Hügeln wie aus dem Auenland, auf denen Felder abgesteckt sind. Am Fluss ist es sehr tropisch, mit Palmen und vielen anderen Gewächsen. Viele Vögel sind unterwegs, aber kaum Menschen. Teilweise ist es fast absolut Still, die Hügel bremsen den Wind, das Wasser ist zwischendurch sehr ruhig, keine Straße in der Nähe. Man hört dann nur die Tiere.
    Der Fluss ist absolut sauber und klar bis auf den Grund. An einigen Stellen scheint es türkis.
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  • Day114

    Blue Spring

    January 22 in New Zealand

    Ich habe einen Stop bei den bekannten Blue Springs und den Waipunga Falls gemacht, auf dem Weg zu Josi auf einen Campingplatz in Te Awanga, den ich für die nächsten 4 Wochen mein Zuhause nennen werde. Das Arbeitsleben hat jetzt für mich begonnen, da ich einen Job zusammen mit Josi auf einer Obst- und Genüsefarm angenommen hab. 🥕🍎

  • Day12

    Waihou Walkway

    February 12 in New Zealand

    Dieser Weg führte uns an einem kleinem Fluss entlang, der die verrücktesten Farben annahm.
    Heute hatten wir auch endlich mal keinen Regen, wodurch uns dieser Ausritt ins Grüne noch mehr belebte.
    Am Ende des Pfades fanden wir die Blue Springs. Eine kleine blaue Quelle, die so unwirklich neben dem glasklaren Fluss wirkte.

  • Day12

    Waihou Walkway - Blue Spring

    February 12 in New Zealand

    Nach einigen Regentagen sind wir froh den Weg aus der Stadt gewagt zu haben und wurden mit einem schönen Wanderweg und sogar etwas Sonne belohnt. 🌞 Am Ende des Weges wartete die fast unnatürlich blaue Quelle Blue Spring.

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