Ohinepango Springs, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand

OHINEPANGO SPRINGS - Tongariro National Park
An easy 40 minutes 2 km return walk from Waihohonu Hut.
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Ohinepango Springs, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand

OHINEPANGO SPRINGS - Tongariro National Park
Waihohonu Hut

Ohinepango Springs, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand

OHINEPANGO SPRINGS - Tongariro National Park
First we climb to a low plateau next to Waihohonu Hut.

Ohinepango Springs, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand

OHINEPANGO SPRINGS - Tongariro National Park
On reaching the far side of the plateau moments later, we come to this point. If we stand on that slight mound to our left, there is cellphone reception.

Ohinepango Springs, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand

OHINEPANGO SPRINGS - Tongariro National Park
We walk down some steps and come to this sign.

Ohinepango Springs, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand

OHINEPANGO SPRINGS - Tongariro National Park

Ohinepango Springs, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand

OHINEPANGO SPRINGS - Tongariro National Park
Just follow the markers.

Ohinepango Springs, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand

OHINEPANGO SPRINGS - Tongariro National Park

Ohinepango Springs, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand

OHINEPANGO SPRINGS - Tongariro National Park

Ohinepango Springs, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand

OHINEPANGO SPRINGS - Tongariro National Park

Ohinepango Springs, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand

OHINEPANGO SPRINGS - Tongariro National Park

Ohinepango Springs, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand

OHINEPANGO SPRINGS - Tongariro National Park
Looking left from the steps.

Ohinepango Springs, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand

OHINEPANGO SPRINGS - Tongariro National Park
Looking right from the steps.

Ohinepango Springs, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand

OHINEPANGO SPRINGS - Tongariro National Park

Ohinepango Springs, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand

OHINEPANGO SPRINGS - Tongariro National Park
Now we climb up this low ridge...

Ohinepango Springs, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand

OHINEPANGO SPRINGS - Tongariro National Park

Ohinepango Springs, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand

OHINEPANGO SPRINGS - Tongariro National Park
...And come down the other side to Ohinepango Springs.

Ohinepango Springs, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand

OHINEPANGO SPRINGS - Tongariro National Park

Ohinepango Springs, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand

OHINEPANGO SPRINGS - Tongariro National Park
Gorgeous...

Ohinepango Springs, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand

OHINEPANGO SPRINGS - Tongariro National Park
Looking upstream towards the springs.

Ohinepango Springs, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand

OHINEPANGO SPRINGS - Tongariro National Park
An obvious walking track leads away from the bridge.

Ohinepango Springs, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand

OHINEPANGO SPRINGS - Tongariro National Park
Here we go right and follow the small track to the source of the stream.

Ohinepango Springs, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand

OHINEPANGO SPRINGS - Tongariro National Park
Continuing towards the springs, we come to the side of the stream. Love those bright green lumps of plant growth under the water.

Ohinepango Springs, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand

OHINEPANGO SPRINGS - Tongariro National Park
Heading further upstream towards the source.

Ohinepango Springs, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand

OHINEPANGO SPRINGS - Tongariro National Park

Ohinepango Springs, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand

OHINEPANGO SPRINGS - Tongariro National Park
Looking back downstream.

Ohinepango Springs, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand

OHINEPANGO SPRINGS - Tongariro National Park

Ohinepango Springs, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand

OHINEPANGO SPRINGS - Tongariro National Park
This is it... The source.