Hamurana
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Hamurana featuring a river or creek and forests

Plunge into some of the deepest freshwater springs in New Zealand or tour a stream on a stand-up paddleboard at this collection of natural waters.

Just north of Lake Rotorua on the North Island is one of New Zealand’s star attractions, the Hamurana Springs, a collection of the deepest freshwater springs in the country. Surrounded by redwood forests and an abundance of native birds, the Hamurana Springs offer a breathtaking experience for any traveller. Hike along the walking trails that traverse the wildlife sanctuary surrounding the springs, swim in the cold water or tour the Hamurana stream on a stand-up paddleboard.

From the car park at Hamurana enjoy a 45-minute stroll around the wildlife sanctuary. Follow the walking trail to see towering redwood trees. While these trees are native to the Pacific region, they were only introduced to New Zealand in 1919. Not yet 100 years old, these towering giants are already 55 metres (180 feet) tall. Continue along the trail to reach a high bridge with stunning views across the springs.

Make your way to the water’s edge to experience the rejuvenating quality of the water. The main spring, Hangarua, is 15 metres (49 feet) deep. Its water has travelled for some 70 years through underground aquifers from the Mamaku Plateau to reach the pool. Submerge yourself in its cool and refreshing water, which is remarkably clear for its depth.

Explore the stream that runs from the springs aboard a stand-up paddleboard. Rotorua Paddle Tours offer 90-minute explorations of the crystal-clear water, providing information about the local flora and fauna as you paddle across the surface. Look for eels and rainbow trout on your journey.

Help Hangarua’s native re-vegetation process by purchasing a tree from the Nicara Lodge, located adjacent to the springs. Your purchase helps re-create the native environment that houses endangered local birds including the dabchick.

Hamurana Springs are located immediately north of Lake Rotorua, just a short drive from the city of Rotorua. Parking is available at the springs and admission is free. Sign up for paddle tours in Rotorua.

Hamurana Lodge
Hamurana Lodge
4 out of 5
415 Hamurana Road RD7, Rotorua
The price is AU$179 per night from 17 Jun. to 17 Jun.
Situated in the suburbs, this luxury bed & breakfast is within 6 mi (10 km) of Ogo, Mitai Maori Village and Skyline Rotorua. Agrodome and Lake Rotorua are also ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (185 reviews)
"Friendly staff, clean and spacious room and a nice continental breakfast."

Reviewed on 8 Jun. 2021

Hamurana Lodge
Warm Tranquil Peaceful Farm Bach Farmstay Rotorua
Warm Tranquil Peaceful Farm Bach Farmstay Rotorua
Oturoa Road, Rotorua, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty Region
Located in a rural location, this family-friendly agritourism property is within 6 mi (10 km) of Agrodome, Agroventures, and Rainbow Springs Kiwi Wildlife Park. ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (9 reviews)
Peaceful retreat
"My family and I had a great time staying at the Shearer's Retreat! It's an easy drive to Rotorua and the property was cozy, and had everything we needed - including toys, porta-cot, and high chair for our little one. Also, the beds were comfy! I highly recommend and can't wait to stay again. Special ..."

Reviewed on 10 Jun. 2021

Warm Tranquil Peaceful Farm Bach Farmstay Rotorua
The Oaks Cottage Luxury Retreat Hamurana Rotorua
The Oaks Cottage Luxury Retreat Hamurana Rotorua
42/361 Central Rd Hamurana, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty Region
Situated on a lake, this cottage is within 9 miles (15 km) of Ogo, Skyline Rotorua and Lake Rotorua. Agroventures and Mitai Maori Village are also within 9 miles ...
5/5Exceptional! (2 reviews)
Wonderful relaxing couples getaway
"Had an incredibly quiet and relaxing weekend. Cottage is very new and feels luxurious to be in - bed is very comfy and the shower was great! The directions provided to the location were easy to follow, especially considering the subdivided land is so new that it's not on Google maps. Jenny made everything ..."

Reviewed on 28 Feb. 2021

The Oaks Cottage Luxury Retreat Hamurana Rotorua
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Cherrytree Cottage - 53 Kaska Road,hamurana,
Cherrytree Cottage - 53 Kaska Road,hamurana,
53 Kaska Road, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty Region
Set in Rotorua, this family-friendly cottage is within 9 mi (15 km) of Lake Rotoiti, Skyline Rotorua and Agroventures. Rainbow Springs Kiwi Wildlife Park and ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (46 reviews)
Friendly and lovely quiet setting.
"A lovely cosy cottage in a quiet tucked away setting close to Hamurana. Very welcoming and flexible hosts. Highly recommended. Thankyou Jerry and Cherry."

Reviewed on 8 May 2021

Cherrytree Cottage - 53 Kaska Road,hamurana,
Country Cottage With Stunning Lake/rural Views
Country Cottage With Stunning Lake/rural Views
304 Central Road, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty Region
Located on a lake, this family-friendly cottage is within 6 mi (10 km) of Agrodome, Agroventures, and Rainbow Springs Kiwi Wildlife Park. Mitai Maori Village ...
5/5Exceptional! (20 reviews)
Country views
"The property was immaculate with everything I needed. A great place for a stay"

Reviewed on 31 Oct. 2020

Country Cottage With Stunning Lake/rural Views
Hamurana Haven - Hamurana Holiday Home
Hamurana Haven - Hamurana Holiday Home
161 Fryer Road, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty Region
Situated in Rotorua, this holiday home is within 9 miles (15 km) of Agrodome, Skyline Rotorua and Lake Rotoiti. Lake Rotorua and Ogo are also within 9 miles ...
3.7/5Good! (3 reviews)
Lovely view
"Loved our stay, close to Rotorua for activities. One downfall was the communication but overall was a good weekend away :)"

Reviewed on 14 Jun. 2020

Hamurana Haven - Hamurana Holiday Home
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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