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Hamurana Springs Nature Reserve

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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...more
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773 Hamurana Road | Hamurana, Hamurana 3097, New Zealand
+64 800 426 8726
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All reviews crystal clear water redwood grove trout beautiful spring beautiful walk water birds easy walk water coming ducks and swans spring water entry fee tall trees bird life the loop lake rotorua new zealand well worth the visit
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As others have mentioned, the price is steep for what you get. The reserve is pretty, but unfortunately while my wife and I were there, the groundskeeper was mowing the ENTIRE time and singing!! So not only did we overpay to see the reserve, we...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank stv789789
Reviewed 9 November 2018 via mobile

Would have loved to visit here, but no way are we going to pay $18pp that's just ridiculous. Shame on you.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank jw1990
Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

Hamurana Springs is a surprising little spot. Picturesque to say the least. Experience the hush of the Redwood forest and the glorious multitude of trees and shrubs. Ducks geese and black swans abound, swimming in turquoise water so crystal clear that you can see their...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Dawn Fergie F
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

Drove all the way there and back, pretty annoyed about the $18 entry fee. This was my favourite place in the world. Absolutely magical and the 20min walk easily took me 1 hour because I like the beauty and this place is just out of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
3  Thank Wander674953
Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

Visited Hamurana Springs on the recommendation of a friend from the area and WOW. We were blown away by the natural beauty and energy there. Such a serene and mystical place. We were fortunate enough to meet one of the caretakers, Kani, she was such...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Ikaika R
Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

This place is otherworldly: serene, quiet, majestic. Simply mesmerizing. You wonder how such a beautiful place comes to existence. Crystal clear water, birds chirping, graceful swans. And most of the time you have the place for yourself. Although, considering it takes only 30-45 mins to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Charmont_L
Reviewed 4 October 2018

We loved our slow stroll around the reserve with lots of stops for photos. The Redwood are imposing and the water in the stream is so clear and looks so pure. The main spring is spectacular and the other are also interesting. I was a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank New_South_Woodies
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Only 15-20 minutes from Rotorua, this was worth the drive to walk around the Springs for the morning. $18 entry fee but I was happy to pay. It was a great activity to walk around with my toddler. The redwoods are gorgeous and the Springs...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank podgy88
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

An oasis of giant trees, sparkling clear springs. Quite simply breathtaking! A forest reserve well worth the visit, day after day. Good paths, nothing strenous, jog or take a stroll. Bottle home the spring water, marvel at the lush green, meander thru the Redwood Grove...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank rowenabaker
Reviewed 16 September 2018

On an early morning, with mist swirling around, we reached the lake and turned left towards instead of following the rest of the traffic towards the city centre. A good choice as we headed towards Hamurana Springs. This reserve used to have no entry fee...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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23 April 2018|
Response from annelouisec861 | 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.
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
Jennifer G
22 September 2016|
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Response from Gavin C | Reviewed this property |
No, sorry