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Hamurana Springs

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We came across the Hamurana springs when looking for a nature walk in Rotorua. This trail was one of the main highlights of our trip out of everything we did. The amazing red wood... read more

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7 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came across the Hamurana springs when looking for a nature walk in Rotorua. This trail was one of the main highlights of our trip out of everything we did. The amazing red wood forest left us speechless- it felt like we were in a whole new realm, truly magical. The springs water was crystal clear and breathtaking. Definitely see... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited this after reading about it in the book our accomodation had lying about - and so glad we did, it was stunning!! Not many tourists as a bit out of Rotorua so was a very peaceful walk - we visited around 930am in the morning. You first go through gorgeous red woods meanwhile walking along a crystal clear... More 

Thank Cath J
Montevideo, Uruguay
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I think this was one of our highlights in New Zealand. Maybe because few people go there so we basically had the sequoia forest to our own. The springs are lovely, not only Hamurana, also the dancing sands. Go but keep it a secret ;)

Thank fwynter
Tauranga, New Zealand
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45 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had cause to visit Hamurana and stopped at the springs. What a delightful place for a picnic,great for children with flat walks on good walk ways.Next to a Golf Course which has a Cafe'.So next time you are in Rotorua I recommend you have a stop and look around.

Thank janneil116
Saint Louis, Missouri
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22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While it's not promising when you first drive up, the walk is absolutely gorgeous. A redwood grove, crystal clear springs, a beautiful place to view trout and black swans and ducks everywhere! We went first thing in the morning and were one of two couples there. We saw several native NZ birds including the fantail and the tui. Take binoculars... More 

Thank Marvis M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Loop track up stream and around springs. Reasonably stroller friendly and good for small children. Nice way too spend some time in the area without the commercialisation of other natural sites.

Thank FreeRangeKiwis
Gold Coast
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

We set off on the 1.5 klm loop walk over a bridge then through the red wood grove, past the spring head/s then wandered back along the bank of the very clear waters of the springs. We could see the swans feeding below the water. The walk was a very nice surprise. Good track, very peaceful, just lovely.

Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 12 February 2017

The walk through the Redwoods back to the springs is worth it by itself but the springs are something else entirely. Absolutely worth the 20 or so minute hike but I would recommend walking through the Redwoods going to and from the springs - the track that runs along the golf course is rather boring. I expected the springs to... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 February 2017

A 25 minute drive from the centre of Rotorua the Springs are located close to a golf course. Very easy to find and refreshments available close to the car park. Choice of three walks around the small "lake" area all around 700 meters and mostly on flat but uneven ground. Some protruding tree roots in the Redwood section to watch... More 

Thank PatandAustin
Te Aroha, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017

This is a short walk that most people would be able to complete with no problems. No special clothing or footwear necessary. There a number of nice sports to sit down and watch the water or even lovely grass areas to put down a blanket and enjoy a picnic or just a nice spot in the sun. The water colour... More 

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