Crystal Pool near the Riwaka Resurgence

Riwaka Resurgence

At the end of the Riwaka Valley Road, about 10 km west of Motueka and just before you start the climb up Takaka Hill, you'll find a little gem: the Riwaka Resurgence, where the Riwaka River re-emerges from the depths of the hillside after traveling a few k's underground (the actual source of the river is on the other side of the hill!). Right before coming to the resurgence itself, you will come across this sight: Crystal Pool, a beautiful basin of frigid water of amazing color and clarity, nestled into dense native forest. The whole lot is actually part of Kahurangi National Park, but is accessible to everyone thanks to a short, graded track. Enjoy!

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