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Hamurana Springs Nature Reserve

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773 Hamurana Road | Hamurana, Hamurana 3097, New Zealand
+64 800 426 8726
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Rotorua Day Trip from Tauranga
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Get back to nature with the unparalleled peace and serenity that is Hamurana. Feel the troubles of the modern world disappear as you journey through lush, untouched landscape on an easy, low impact streamside walk suitable for all ages and fitness levels. A grove of towering Redwoods will escort you on an immersive journey that gives you direct access to the deepest natural fresh water spring in the North Island. Originally a tribal settlement today it is an untouched nature park and wildlife refuge, which combined with the manaakitanga (hospitality) of the tangata whenua (people of the land) make Hamurana a truly magical experience. Come and experience the culture, history, serenity and spirit that is Hamurana.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good19%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible6%
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“redwood grove” (20 reviews)
“trout” (27 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
773 Hamurana Road | Hamurana, Hamurana 3097, New Zealand
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+64 800 426 8726
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"crystal clear water"
in 22 reviews
"redwood grove"
in 20 reviews
"trout"
in 27 reviews
"beautiful spring"
in 7 reviews
"beautiful walk"
in 18 reviews
"easy walk"
in 17 reviews
"water birds"
in 4 reviews
"large redwoods"
in 4 reviews
"water coming"
in 5 reviews
"ducks and swans"
in 5 reviews
"spring water"
in 6 reviews
"tall trees"
in 6 reviews
"bird life"
in 9 reviews
"the loop"
in 4 reviews
"lake rotorua"
in 12 reviews
"entry fee"
in 5 reviews
"new zealand"
in 12 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love this place and have been coming here for many years, however this last trip I was confronted by a number of things new removed. The first thing was no cafe anymore. and the second is no fish to feed as this area is...More

1  Thank crowntoursnz
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've been here before and it's a nice enough spot. Recently some greedy locals put up a fence and started charging for access. I was expecting a couple of bucks per adult or something, as there's no visitor infrastructure in place, just the same old...More

1  Thank Michael B
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Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

The springs are as beautiful as ever and we were able to get a $10 locals pass, which covers 2 adults and 3 children for 1-year, which is great value! The locals pass is available for BOP residents. The fact that Hamurana Springs is now...More

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Reviewed 27 April 2018

As a local, I recently headed off to Hamurana Springs with family from Auckland, who had been coming to Rotorua and enjoying this beautiful spot since the 1960s. Needless to say, our friends thought the new rates were over the top, so we drove off...More

2  Thank 1BlossomCottage
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Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

Hello, I have just called your office requesting a frequent visitors pass, however this is limited to Bay of Plenty residents only. We are from Waiuku and are very very frequent visitors to Hamurana Springs and Rotorua, are owners at  the local Ramada Resort and...More

1  Thank Tania S
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HamuranaSpringsStaff, Staff at Hamurana Springs Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2018

Kia ora Tania, The good news is that as an owner in the local Ramada Resort you will definitely be eligible for the locals discount which is only $10 for a year and covers two adults and up to three children (ages 0 - 15)....More

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Reviewed 30 March 2018

This is one of my most favorite places to visit whilst back home in New Zealand. I always bring my family and friends who visit me here to,show,them this little slice of Paradise in Aoteroa! I too, like most others where surprised to see a...More

Thank katiehenderson64
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Reviewed 28 March 2018

I love this walk, and I don't mind paying the locals rate for it. Would i pay the full price? Probably. It is quieter than a lot of the other tourist places and the beauty is outstanding. Crystal clear water, peace and quiet - no...More

Thank k2512b
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Reviewed 21 March 2018 via mobile

What a wonderful hidden area. The Californian Redwoods are stunning and the peaceful riverside walk takes you to a unique hidden spring that is simple beautiful. The waters are stunning. I appreciate there has been controversy over there now being a charge to visit but...More

Thank Nicki G
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Reviewed 15 March 2018

This is on the north side of the lake, opposite from the main town, but it's really worth visiting. You can easily spend a couple of hours strolling through this reserve, and there are also picnic tables on the secondary trail. Parking is convenient. Although...More

1  Thank Vance C
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Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

We got the recommendation to do this walk from a kiwi-friend as he said it was free of charge. As we entered we were at first surprised that it now costs 18$. But as Kani explained us, that the maori just recently got their Land...More

1  Thank Thomas E
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Monique L
23 April 2018|
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Response from Anne Louise C | Reviewed this property |
Check out if you can use a local residents card to get a reduction, the friend we went with was able to in March.
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linlan2016
22 October 2016|
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Response from Beagle832 | Reviewed this property |
Use to be free now a huge $18 per head. Not worth the money
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Jennifer G
22 September 2016|
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Response from camclanAucklandNZ | Reviewed this property |
No, sorry
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