Hamurana Springs Nature Reserve, Hamurana

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See the enigmatic blues and lush greens at Hamurana Springs Nature Reserve, a fresh cold-water source tucked away in the forest. Take a short walk through the towering redwoods to these secluded pools, and discover the ecosystem of plant and bird life thriving there. Bring a picnic and snap photographs of the exuberant colors of the natural life around the springs. A parking lot, boardwalk, and viewing platform make this an easily accessible taste of the area's hidden worlds. Put Hamurana Springs Nature Reserve at the forefront of your travel plans using our Hamurana trip planner.
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  • Lovely walk along the river amongst the beautiful Redwoods with interesting spring at the top of the walk. Until recently it has been free now rather expensive for what it offers.  more »
  • We stupidly thought you could swim at the Hamurana Springs (we thought that it was a hot spring as we’d heard so much about hot springs in Rotarua). Halfway around the nature walk, we realised there w...  more »
  • Very relaxing walk on flat, with A picnic area make absolutely! In the late afternoon c is perfect!
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  • Absolutely loved this experience. Really friendly and helpful folk who go out of their way to ensure your comfort and safety. The water is unbelievable, the walk is easy and the waterfowl very entertaining. Got to the viewing platforms very comfortably with a stroller so is very possible for a wheelchair.
  • I was really looking forward to returning to one of my favorite places in NZ but was appalled to see that admission is $18 per person. I can understand that tourists likely do not know how to treat the springs well and Hamurana needed some protection, but I am entirely unsure why the charge is $18 per person. The Blue Pools is nearby and still free but please be considerate to the spring if they are to keep it that way.
  • Lovely looking place. River is beautiful and so are the red woods. The plants are beautiful and it's very peaceful. But the area isn't very big and for $18 per person (unless you live in Rotorua) it's not worth it. To make it worse half the path was closed as they were apparently doing repairs (even though they weren't and it was perfectly safe). We hate to take a detour around it and we couldn't go out the normal route so we had to sneak out. It also used to be free and now it's $18. I would rather spend my money somewhere else. It was beautiful but definitely not worth the $18 (NZ).
  • Pure natural beauty in the outdoors. Lovely stream & park next to lake Rotorua. I was later shocked to learn there is now a charge to visit this place. I would not go back. Rating downgraded $18 is unethical.
  • Great place, although definitely not worth the charge. Maybe $1.50 would be reasonable for upkeep but definitely not $18. They have turned these natural springs into a money making scheme. There are better places to see for free.

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