Hamurana Springs track

Hamurana Springs track


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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 about 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 over 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 over 4 years ago

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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 almost 5 years ago and experienced in February 2017

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Saulo Cavalcante


Ranking: 10/10

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

Reviewed about 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 about 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 about 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 about 5 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Sam Staines


Ranking: 10/10

BEAUTIFUL! Very quiet as I guess it is out of season, but so magical and the natural springs were incredible!

Reviewed about 5 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Ranking: 10/10

a stunning springs with dancing sands...will come again

Reviewed over 5 years ago

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Rebecca Winzig


Ranking: 8/10

At the top of Rotorua there is a river called the Hamurana. You can jump from the bridge into the clear water.

Reviewed almost 6 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Alessandro Luison


Ranking: 10/10

Amazing clear water, coming up from a deep hole with strong pressure. From the depths of the earth, it comes up providing clean water for life.

Reviewed about 6 years ago

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Sophie Giblin

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Awesome walk through huge Redwoods and beautiful forests to find fresh water springs. We like watching the trout swim against the current through the crystal clear water.

Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in December 2015

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Ahmed Mohsen Aly


Ranking: 10/10

We were greeted by a hoard of avian friends! Ducks, roosters, finches ... I love birds so we played with them for a while before actually walking the track. The spring is absolutely stunning. The water was so clear and the redwoods were towering above us as we started our track. Would definitely recommend this short track.

Reviewed over 6 years ago

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Bob Fontaine

Ranking: 10/10

Beautiful walk! Redwoods, crystal clear water and the largest spring on the North Island! 4,500,000 litres (1,000,000 gallons) water per hour!

Reviewed almost 7 years ago

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Sophie Huybrechts


Ranking: 10/10

Beautiful piece of Redwoods, short walk and beautiful springs.

Reviewed about 7 years ago and experienced in December 2014

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Galen Licht

United States

Ranking: 10/10

Must see - short and sweet.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in March 2013

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Gale Willcocks

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Spring is the largest in the North Island. Amble through Redwoods and along the streamfor fifteen minutes.

Reviewed about 9 years ago

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N smith

New Zealand

Ranking: 9/10

A short easy walk with a lot of variety, the colour of the water is mind blowing, keep your eyes peeled for trout

Reviewed about 9 years ago and experienced in January 2013

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Marilyn Mobley

United States

Ranking: 9/10

Walk to Springs (2nd visit) lovely again - no toilets this time (some at camp across and down road). Great stroll, lots of birds, Redwoods water is beautiful.

Reviewed about 10 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Kimberley Mills

United Kingdom

Ranking: 7/10

Considering was free was really good but too much hype surrounding the springs.

Reviewed about 10 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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David Blundell


Ranking: 10/10

Lovely! Spring - 1 millions gallons per hour!! Worth the walk through trees. Only a 15 minute walk but well worth it.

Reviewed about 10 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Nina Bille-Knudsen


Ranking: 10/10


Reviewed about 10 years ago and experienced in November 2011

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United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

A magical place with clear water springs, dancing sands and stands of huge redwoods. A must if driving round the west side of Lake Rotorua.

Reviewed about 11 years ago

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Bonny Doon

New Zealand

Ranking: 9/10

An unexpected surprise. This easy 45 minute return, loop walk follows the stunning (crystal clear) Hamurana springs back to its source as it comes out of the ground. DOC has built structures so you can peer down the spring and view trout swimming in its reaches. Makes for a great wishing well too. Lots of trout spotting on the way home. We left satisfied that we had found a little known gem.

Reviewed over 12 years ago