Hamurana Springs Nature Reserve

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Hamurana Springs Nature Reserve

Hamurana Springs Nature Reserve
4.5
Bodies of Water • Nature & Wildlife Areas
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
About
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.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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maori_manuhiri
1 contribution
Gorgeous!!!!
Apr 2021 • Couples
Absolutely beautiful scenery - water was so clear and colourful!!!
Although $18 might be a bit pricey, it’s definitely worth it to keep this piece of paradise maintained by the locals - and to keep it away from careless visitors!
Beautiful place, would love to come again xxx
Written 3 April 2021
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Tania H
24 contributions
Overpriced
Mar 2021
Arrived for our walk to the spring to find the front gate locked . After doing some research found that the crown had returned the land back to the local iwi. That’s fine but this walk WAS an excellent family adventure. Unfortunately the entry price has now stopped many Kiwi families from enjoying it . So disappointing !
My Tip. Drive to the Taupo A C baths and spend the day there ,where the local council have done their utmost to keep entry frees at a very low level .
Written 26 March 2021
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Honour M
Auckland, New Zealand7 contributions
Overpriced
Jan 2020
Used to be free - now it's jumped to $18 now that it's been returned to the Maori's.
It's just not really something that should have a charge. It's absolutely killed the place and I probably will never go again. Such a shame.
Written 16 December 2020
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Little-Carole
Napier, New Zealand36 contributions
Over priced
Dec 2020 • Couples
Visited the reserve on a nice bright day. The Redwood Grove was lovely but the springs were a bit of an anti climax. The river walk was nice and the colours were pretty, but I cannot see how it warrants an entry fee of $18 per person. It is not even worth half that much. I would therefore not recommend it.
Written 12 December 2020
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Tess041
Tauranga, New Zealand198 contributions
Beautiful Spot but far too pricey
Nov 2020
Had I not gone to the Blue Spring in Putaruru earlier this year I would have thought this reserve was amazing. It's still beautiful, and the 50m redwoods are impressive, but it leaves a bit of a bitter taste in your mouth knowing you are paying for entry into this, but can't see where any of the money is being spent. Luckily I got a Grabone deal, I would not pay full price to get entry here, not when the Blue Spring is completely free and much bigger. It was a lovely walk, and it was cool to see where the water is coming up from, but the park needs some upkeep (especially on the golf course side) and apart from the very friendly guy in the entrance booth, it doesn't seem like it's getting much TLC.
Written 22 November 2020
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tofel
Auckland37 contributions
Overpriced for a short walk
Oct 2020 • Family
It was free of charge in 2013 but since this land returned to local Maori iwi they charge 18pp for a short walk. The magic has gone. Too expensive for local New Zealander. I paid $49 for family pass. I would not return and not worth a visit. There are more free and wonderful place to visit in Rotorua.
Written 10 October 2020
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TheBarrsNZ
Hamilton, New Zealand451 contributions
Beautiful scenery
Sep 2020 • Couples
While staying in Rotorua we decided to go for a walk and what a beautiful way to enjoy a walk but through the Hamurana Springs Nature Reserve. We picked up two GrabOne vouchers so we could enter at a cheaper price. It’s absolutely lovely, calming and great pictures can be taken. Not sure I would like to pay the normal entry price - $10 per adult would be more reasonable but still thoroughly enjoyed. The crystal clear water amazing, redwoods standing tall, even ducks, chickens, birds all happily living in this reserve.
Written 26 September 2020
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sharonmartin2016
Wellington, New Zealand47 contributions
Stunning water
Aug 2020
A lovely place to walk around and see beautiful scenery and lovely clear water. We were the only ones there so it was very peaceful and serene. The redwood trees were amazing to see alongside the clear water and springs. Well worth a visit.
Written 18 August 2020
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Catherine
20 contributions
Good gentle walk
Jul 2020 • Friends
This is a lovely nature walk which is accessible to most (easy track with very few stairs)
But it is over priced at $18 in comparison to other nature walks.

Pros
- The water is beautiful & clear
- The walk is well maintained
- The spring is beautiful as is the surrounding flora & fauna
- Great spot for a picnic

Cons
- Overpriced (we think it’s worth $10 per adult)
- You can enter the walk from the golf course & not pay
Written 2 August 2020
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Holly
1 contribution
Good
Jul 2020 • Couples
Beautiful place, don’t mind paying $18 per person to preserve a beautiful place, however the brochure and place mentions no dogs allowed, which I understand as their is a lot of native wildlife which may be scared off by the dogs. However we came across a family with two dogs, they just walked off the golf course so they did not pay for the walk as well. All right I suppose.
Written 12 July 2020
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