Hamurana Springs Nature Reserve

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Hamurana Springs Nature Reserve

Hamurana Springs Nature Reserve
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Bodies of Water • Nature & Wildlife Areas
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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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petertaylor57
Auckland Central, New Zealand309 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
3 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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maori_manuhiri
1 contribution
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
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
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 Zealand41 contributions
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 Zealand207 contributions
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
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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