The Blue Spring Walk In Putaruru

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Marvel at the crystal clear waters, less than an hour's drive from Rotorua

Just over 45 minutues drive from Rotorua, is a genuine hidden gem.  The Blue Spring is a free to view attraction and well worth a visit

The gentle 4.7km walk along the Te Waihou Walkway to the Blue Spring is a sight to behold. The water is some of the clearest in the world and is so pure it’s bottled, supplying around 60% of New Zealand’s bottled water.  The water has been purified while travelling some 50 to 100 years from the Mamuka Range to the Blue Spring.

The return walk should take around 1.5 hours and can be accessed from either Whites Road or Lesley Road.  If you want the short walk (approximatley 30 minutes return) choose to park down Leslie Road.

There are two toilets along the track along with one at the Blue Spring itself and one at Whites Road car park.

How To Get There From Rotorua
  • Head northwest on State Hwy 5 
  • Follow signs for Tirau/Hamilton
  • Continue straight onto State Hwy 5 for 38.4 km
  • Turn left onto State Hwy 28 (signs for Putaruru/Taupo) for 2.4km
  • Turn left onto Leslie Rd