Hamurana Springs Nature Reserve

Hamurana Springs Nature Reserve

Hamurana Springs Nature Reserve
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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Get back to nature with the unparalleled peace and serenity that is Hamurana Springs. 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. 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 Springs a truly magical experience. Come and experience the culture, history, serenity and spirit that is Hamurana Springs.
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  • Scottish Dream Tours
    Cle Elum, Washington419 contributions
    Beautiful day in the reserve.
    Our small group were supposed to have a guided tour of the reserve but our scheduled guide had Covid, so we toured the reserve on our own. We completely understand that we are living in a different world and give staff at venues as much consideration as we can. Marnie greeted us warmly and made us all feel at home and then explained the best way to view the reserve. We set off on our own and had an amazing time. The grounds were truly spectacular and we so much enjoyed the river walk and making our way through the Redwoods Forest. I especially love cows, so coming upon a herd of them was wonderful!
    Visited February 2023
    Written 13 March 2023
  • Tasman Travels
    56 contributions
    Magical.
    What a magical place. We popped by Hamurana Springs and Wildlife Sanctuary last Sunday and had a wonderful time. Such a beautiful place. Marnie at Reception was a joy to interact with, thanks so much for having us. The easy self-guided walk takes you through the beautiful grounds, with information signs dotted about telling you all the history and efforts made by the team and community that look after this land. The walk takes you through native bush and the massive redwoods before reach the magical springs. Such a nice day out! Definitely worth a visit! We’ll be back.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 28 March 2023
  • KiwiExplorers
    Manawatu-Wanganui Region, New Zealand61 contributions
    Interesting Springs, Heaps of Birdlife
    Pleasant short walk with views of some interesting springs. Interesting information boards provided. The river has heaps of bird life. I don’t think it’s worth $18pp but check out Bookme for discounts as this place is worth seeing if you can grab a deal.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 10 April 2023
  • jokiwitraveller
    Tauranga, New Zealand233 contributions
    A beautiful walk on a sunny day
    We parked in the Golf Club car park which also had a sign for Hamurana Springs. Our tickets were purchased from inside the golf club reception by a very friendly man. We got discount for Gold card (only $8). There’s a toilet block to use before you set off on the walk. You will quickly come across a wooden bridge where the crystal clear water flows beneath. It’s really the clearest water I have ever seen. Continue the walk and follow the river and before long you come to the magnificent redwoods! Absolutely stunning. Along the way there are information boards to tell you about the history of the place and some wooden benches. We really had a wonderful walk - in total it took us just over one hour to do the loop but that’s because we took loads of photos of the springs and reflections and kept stopping to listen to the birds singing. We were mesmerised by the fantails displaying their tails and swooping past us. You do need to try to visit on a sunny day if possible as this is such a pretty spot. If it’s been raining then the ground will be slippery. There is a small area for refreshments and ice cream freezer in the club house nearby where you parked. * Before you go check on the opening days/times. We visited April (Easter hols) and it was open Thurs-Sun 9am-4pm.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 12 April 2023
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Ladybentley
Auckland, New Zealand327 contributions
Aug 2023
Years ago we used to enjoy going to see the spring and redwoods. But this time we found a locked gate and a scrappy handwritten notice saying you had to go the golf course and pay for tickets. No indication of how much the tickets are but turned out to be an exorbitant $18 to walk to the springs and back. Seems that now it’s been handed over to the Maori iwi, they’re treating it as a money-spinner. Although, judging by the lack of visitors, it’s not working for them. This place, like other walks in the area, should be open to all. Not impressed!!!
Written 10 August 2023
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jokiwitraveller
Tauranga, New Zealand233 contributions
Apr 2023 • Couples
We parked in the Golf Club car park which also had a sign for Hamurana Springs. Our tickets were purchased from inside the golf club reception by a very friendly man. We got discount for Gold card (only $8). There’s a toilet block to use before you set off on the walk.

You will quickly come across a wooden bridge where the crystal clear water flows beneath. It’s really the clearest water I have ever seen. Continue the walk and follow the river and before long you come to the magnificent redwoods! Absolutely stunning.

Along the way there are information boards to tell you about the history of the place and some wooden benches.

We really had a wonderful walk - in total it took us just over one hour to do the loop but that’s because we took loads of photos of the springs and reflections and kept stopping to listen to the birds singing. We were mesmerised by the fantails displaying their tails and swooping past us.

You do need to try to visit on a sunny day if possible as this is such a pretty spot. If it’s been raining then the ground will be slippery. There is a small area for refreshments and ice cream freezer in the club house nearby where you parked.

* Before you go check on the opening days/times. We visited April (Easter hols) and it was open Thurs-Sun 9am-4pm.
Written 13 April 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

KiwiExplorers
Manawatu-Wanganui Region, New Zealand61 contributions
Apr 2023 • Couples
Pleasant short walk with views of some interesting springs. Interesting information boards provided. The river has heaps of bird life. I don’t think it’s worth $18pp but check out Bookme for discounts as this place is worth seeing if you can grab a deal.
Written 10 April 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Tasman Travels
56 contributions
Mar 2023 • Couples
What a magical place. We popped by Hamurana Springs and Wildlife Sanctuary last Sunday and had a wonderful time. Such a beautiful place. Marnie at Reception was a joy to interact with, thanks so much for having us. The easy self-guided walk takes you through the beautiful grounds, with information signs dotted about telling you all the history and efforts made by the team and community that look after this land. The walk takes you through native bush and the massive redwoods before reach the magical springs. Such a nice day out! Definitely worth a visit! We’ll be back.
Written 29 March 2023
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Scottish Dream Tours
Cle Elum, WA419 contributions
Feb 2023
Our small group were supposed to have a guided tour of the reserve but our scheduled guide had Covid, so we toured the reserve on our own. We completely understand that we are living in a different world and give staff at venues as much consideration as we can. Marnie greeted us warmly and made us all feel at home and then explained the best way to view the reserve. We set off on our own and had an amazing time. The grounds were truly spectacular and we so much enjoyed the river walk and making our way through the Redwoods Forest. I especially love cows, so coming upon a herd of them was wonderful!
Written 13 March 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Gay G
Auckland, New Zealand116 contributions
Oct 2022
What a beautiful environment with excellent walking tacks, pristine water springs, wonderful stands of redwood trees and informative plaques throughout. We were mixed age family group (5 - 75 years). Great for all of us
Written 10 October 2022
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petertaylor57
Auckland Central, New Zealand385 contributions
Jul 2022
Changes in management resulting removal of the free concession for retirees. Previously free, now $8.-. $18.- for others. Totally overpriced for something that once was free to everyone. Then they owners started charging on the pretext that the trail was to be improved. No evidence of this and the trout that used to be plentiful in the river have all disappeared. So much for Maori stewardship of the land! A beautiful place, but should be boycotted until the greed is replaced.
Written 2 July 2022
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James
Rotorua, New Zealand3 contributions
Apr 2022 • Friends
Went with my friends on 17th April. We were welcomed by Marnie. I love his energy. The place is gorgeous, hasn't changed much since 2019 when we first visited. Like visiting Redwoods amd Putaruru Blue Springs in one place.
Written 23 April 2022
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Diane K
Australia4 contributions
Dec 2021
Went to the Springs today. They lost two sales today. I was told by the very obnoxious and impatient barman at the Golf Club entry the price was $18.00. This was as a local a free walk. Absolute rip off. I will not recommend this walk for anyone now coming to NZ.
I can highly recommend FREE walks at Lake Okareka & Blue Lake. There is also a lovely walk around the Green Lake all FREE. The Redwoods & Kuirau Park & Ohinemutu and Sulphur Point all FREE.
Written 5 December 2021
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Zee W
1 contribution
Jul 2021 • Couples
Nice place but what a rip off ! And it use to be free for all especially us locals who payed tax money towards it sad
Written 25 August 2021
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