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Old 09-27-2009, 02:38 AM   #54
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The Te Waikoropupu Springs ('Pupu Springs') are located in Nelson, top of the South Island. The springs are known for the clarity of the water, and the volume of water discharged. The horizontal visibility of the water in the springs has been measured at an average of 63 metres, a world record for fresh water. This value, which was verified using specialist optical instruments, approaches the theoretical maximum for optically pure water.The springs are notable for the volume of water discharged from the eight main vents. It is estimated that 14,000 litres of water are produced per second. (Wiki)


it's pretty darn cool place. (Shaggie)



Leaving Kaiteriteri, pretty wee town on the edge of the glorious Abel tasman National Park on board a Wilson’s water taxi….



Ahem – do NOT right click, Properties…a bit tongue in cheek




Left to fend for ourselves on Onetahuti Beach….such a terrible thing!





The scenery was second rate….



The water was horribly murky….


But we battled through the adversity and were better people for it…..





A couple of nice farmland shots…..







OKain’s Bay on Banks Peninsula on the opposite side of the peninsula to Akaroa.


(pans don’t work very well for me…)


My mate Westy (of Brass Monkey and other fame) went for a bit of a tootle in his ‘Zook to the Lees Valley, west of Christchurch



Lunch of Kings!



Overlooking Duvachelle village, Akaroa Harbour.



Nice bit o’twisty



The Otira Viaduct, Arthurs Pass between Christchurch and Greymouth



NZ rainforest



A mountain river (well duh!)
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