New Zealand is an amazing country with abundant natural treasures such as mountains, rainforests and a number of water-bodies including beautiful rivers, springs, waterfalls and waterholes to name a few. If you are planning to buy tickets for New Zealand, prepare yourself for a pleasant summer season where you can visit the various water-centric attractions to cool-off. Some of the most important water-centric attractions are located in the Northern island of New Zealand. Have a look at our top three recommendations.

Te Waihou Walkway/ Blue Springs

Visit the Blue Springs in the Te Waihou Walkway situated at the crystal oasis. It is about a half an hour’s drive from the Cambridge Depot and is situated just before the Leslie Road. This cosy and sweet spot offers many fun-packed moments. While swimming is a major highlight here, one may also simply observe the underwater life here. Make sure that you carry a camera to capture beautiful moments.

Hunua Falls

Hunua Falls, a part of the Wairoa River, is a stunning waterfall in the Hunua Ranges Regional Park. We recommend that you rent a car to make the journey easier. A safe parking space is available at the site. Instead of treading the usual path, take the off beaten track through the Hunua Falls Lookout Walk. This small 15 minute walk will take you to the other side of the river. If you are feeling more adventurous, you can try the upper lookout walk, which is a return loop track taking you to the place from where you can get a beautiful eagle’s view of the waterfall from above.

The Kaimai Waterhole

Situated at the bottom of the Kaimai Mountain, the Kaimai Waterhole is just a couple of minutes from the McLaren falls. You may not be too impressed by the aesthetics of the surroundings but as you start getting to the Wairoa River, you will see stunning views. Choose a shallow and safe part of the river to cross to the other side to reach an oasis which leads you to a plethora of water bodies such as tiny rock-pools, sparkling waterfalls, and small coves. It is an ideal place for a family picnic and perhaps the best part is that you don’t need any entry tickets to visit these falls.

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