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Introducing: The Blue Spring/Te Waihou (aka I live in paradise)

I had no idea this place even existed until recently. Know how I found out about it? Instagram! All in the name of work, of course.

Near the Waikato town of Putaruru, the Blue Spring is so ridiculously pure it supplies the majority of New Zealand’s bottled water. Photos don’t do the blue, clear water justice.

This was a quick stop for us on the way to Taupo so we parked at the Leslie Rd carpark to make it a 10 minute walk to the stream. (There’s another track from Whites Rd to the downstream part, which apparently takes 90 minutes to walk.)

Blue Spring Te Waihou near Putaruru

Blue Spring Te Waihou near Putaruru

Blue Spring Te Waihou near Putaruru

Blue Spring Te Waihou near Putaruru



Oh snap. My favourite photos from 2013

Anyone else still struggling to catch up to 2014? Let’s cling to the past together in this week’s Foto Friday.

distrito restaurant scottsdale arizona

Snapped in Scottsdale with my blogging buddy Athena! I adore the colours and the framing.

Gothic Belford Hostel in an old church in Edinburgh, Scotland

The kickass Belford Hostel in Edinburgh, housed in an old church and oozing with character.

new orleans wagon 

No single photo can accurately sum up the vibe of New Orleans, unfortunately.

Tiger roaring at Chicago zoo 

I’ll never forget the roar of this tiger at Chicago’s Lincoln Park Zoo. 

Arizona painted cliffs - NZMUSE

I am head over heels for the striated colours that punctuate the Arizona desert.

The magical, mystical white sands in New Mexico - hut included

I love all my photos from the otherworldly White Sands like children, so picking this shot was kind of a crapshoot.

Massachussetts fall colours - Blood red fall leaves, when New England turns crimson

Massachusetts in autumn needs no introduction.

Iceland mini horses at golden circle gullfoss

Icelandic horses FTW!

italy red purple sunset streaked sky

The sunsets in Italy restore your faith in the world. 

colosseum in rome lit up by night nzmuse

The Colosseum is infinitely more impressive by night. 

purple bike orange building viterbo

I just had to capture this scene in Viterbo.

Santorini buildings

It is truly impossible to take a bad photo on Santorini.

Dancing house in prague with red tram - NZMuse

Prague’s Dancing House; the tram happened to come along at just the right time and complete the image.

Ballerina in a gritty London skatepark - Southwark

Ballerina meets skate park in London

amazing cave halong bay vietnam colours

Vietnam’s Amazing Cave is proof that Mother Nature is a BAMF.

carved bamboo sticks in hue vietnam

Some things are the same all over the world, as I found in this tranquil wee spot near a monastery in Hue.

hoi an ink drawings

Hoi An is like that charming boy Ryan Gosling in Crazy Stupid Love.

cambodia night market lights on water nzmuseSiem Reap’s sultry side.

koh lanta boat rock sky nzmuse

A day cruising the Thai islands is never wasted.