Showing posts with label te waihou walkway. Show all posts
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Monday, 16 May 2016

Blue Spring Te Waihou Walkway - No Longer A Secret

A must do in New Zealand
Well, this glorious Spring used to be a well kept local secret. Not any more. A walkway has been built, a viewing deck and bathrooms installed.  Even the roads to the Spring are being upgraded as we speak to cope with the influx of tourist traffic heading here. I hope people are respectful so that it will remain a sacred and beautiful place for a long time to come.


A must do in New Zealand
The water is so clear my feet look as though they are floating in mid air!


A must do in new Zealand
The walkway makes it an easy hike
A Must do in New Zealand


Such a peaceful place. I could sit here and meditate for hours. There is something wonderfully spiritual about it.

A must do in New Zealand

After a very short walk, you are rewarded with a lovely waterfall. This little section is no longer on the walkway and gets muddy and slippery so bring appropriate shoes. Especially if you want to climb rocks and hang from trees to take photos like I did!

A must do in New Zealand

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Look for Rose Milligan's poem engraved on plaques placed on 4 large boulders on your way out from the trail. It is so appropriate and meaningful for this amazing and peaceful place.

Dust If You Must

by Rose Milligan

Dust if you must, but wouldn't it be better
To paint a picture, or write a letter,
Bake a cake, or plant a seed;
Ponder the difference between want and need?

Dust if you must, but there's not much time,
With rivers to swim, and mountains to climb;
Music to hear, and books to read;
Friends to cherish, and life to lead.

Dust if you must, but the world's out there
With the sun in your eyes, and the wind in your hair;
A flutter of snow, a shower of rain,
This day will not come around again.

Dust if you must, but bear in mind,
Old age will come and it's not kind.
And when you go (and go you must)
You, yourself, will make more dust.



There are lots of fun facts, directions and more on the www.HamiltonWaikato.com website.

You are welcome to look at other posts from our NZ trip. 
Sakura - Yoga Retreat and Health Spa
Cambridge - Not What We Expected!
Hobbiton Movie Set - A Definite New Zealand Must Do


Nina Beilby is a professional photographer based in Chatswood, Sydney, Australia. You can see more of her work at www.ninabeilby.com.au


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