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Monday, January 21, 2013

Abel Tasman & Te Waikoropupū Springs

Last week I spent a few days in our regular family vacation spot - Totaranui in Abel Tasman National Park. The weather wasn't great for most of it - we had about two sunny days, a few cloudy days, and one very wet day. I still managed to get a tan though! Photo's two and five are of Totaranui bay, while the others were taken on the track to Goat Bay. The track has just been re-done due to a huge slip that washed the other one out. It's taken the walk from 20 minutes to just over half an hour. 

On one of the cloudy days, Mum, Dad and I took a trip out to Takaka, the small township closest to Totaranui. It's filled with hippy stores, boutiques and organic cafes. It's fun to wander around! What is also just out of Takaka is Te Waikoropupū Springs, or Pupu Springs. These springs are the clearest water source in the world, comparable only in visual clarity to sub-glacial water in the Antarctic. There is beautiful rainforest around the springs, which is nice to walk through. It's such a beautiful, tranquil place! 

This past weekend I also had the honor of attending one of my good friend's marriage. It was such a beautiful ceremony with a beautiful bride and it was great fun catching up with everyone! I'm now back home in Wellington - have tidied the house, and gone to the gym (need to get back on track! Gained a few kilos over the festive season! Yikes!), and have a day to relax today due to it being Wellington Anniversary! 

I hope everyone is having a good week! xx


  1. nice pic :)
    Beautifull place :P
    new post!

  2. Lucky! We used to holiday at Kaiteriteri with the family when we all lived at home. Love the Abel Tasman (although not when I was 10 and being forced to do it haha)and you're right, Takaka is pretty funny with its quirky hippies and unique little stores.

    Wish I was back there!

  3. Absolutely stunning location!!! I need to add this my list of places I'd like to visit!

  4. Nice photos! I love it there. Lucky thing!