Your journey starts on State Highway one with a coffee break in Tirau. Most visitors whizz through Tirau, or perhaps grab a quick takeaway paper coffee cup for the road. Look up, look around the corner at what the Tirau locals have managed to sculpt out of corrugated iron. Then it’s on the road to one of New Zealand’s hidden gems, a memorizing fresh water spring that gushes stupendous amounts of crystal deep blue water in a natural bush setting. The day finishes with the option of a slow soak in warm geothermal water.