Hamurana Springs track

Hamurana Springs track


25 Rankers Reviews

18 Face-to-Face

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Time: 40 min return, $18 cost to walk the track

Please disregard previous review scores as most were made prior to the $18 charge for adults to access this freshwater spring.

It's a fantastic walk, but we at Rankers don't believe that charging $18 is a good decision by the local landowners. Perhaps a smaller charge like $5 would be more suitable - Maybe they prefer it all to themselves? If so, then fair enough.

Hamurana is famous for its beautiful crystal clear fresh water springs, that emanate from the ground and flows downstream into Lake Rotorua. The surrounding wildlife sanctuary plays host to many species of birds including black teal, scaup, herons and the endangered dabchick.

This is a nice, family orientated area with calming picnic spots in a picturesque setting. This track is suitable for all ages and fitness levels. It offers easy walking with beautiful scenic views throughout the whole stream-side walk, which passes through a grove of redwoods. A bridge near the end of the track can be crossed to link up with a unsealed road on the other side of the river to create a loop track.


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North IslandRotorua RegionHamurana


  • Walking


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Nigel Shaw's avatar

Nigel Shaw

New Zealand

Ranking: 1/10

What a shame they have decided to charge each adult $18 to walk the track, in my opinion this is absolute greed hence the "1" rating. A gold coin charge would be more appropreate.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago

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Emma Philpott

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Beautiful walk through redwoods following a bright blue natural spring. One of our favourite walks in NZ. Watching the water get pushed up from a deep blue hole is amazing.

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in March 2017

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Daan Witte

Ranking: 8/10

Beautiful short track with a wide variety of vegetation and water animals such as black swans. One minor set back the track is no longer free of charge. Adults have to pay $18 NZ to access the track.

Reviewed about 4 years ago

Sebastian and Johanna's avatar

Sebastian and Johanna


Ranking: 10/10

Our favourite spring. Beautiful walkway around the springs and rivers. We even saw herrings in the clear stream.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in February 2017

Saulo Cavalcante's avatar

Saulo Cavalcante


Ranking: 10/10

One of the most beautiful experiences walking this track, many birds, redwoods, dancing sands. Amazing!

Reviewed almost 5 years ago and experienced in December 2016

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Olga Vogel


Ranking: 10/10

Enjoyed very much! Very green, the redwoods and the dancing sands - very amazing and impressive.

Reviewed almost 5 years ago and experienced in December 2016

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Ranking: 10/10

Flat walk, nice clean water, nice view of springs pushing water up from 15m below the surface.

Reviewed almost 5 years ago and experienced in October 2016

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Evan Lloyd


Ranking: 10/10

Neat little walk out to the springs where you see the 15km deep hole in the water, really cool.

Reviewed almost 5 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Nick Morrison

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