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Hamurana Springs

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Hamurana, New Zealand
+64 800 426 8726
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Another natural wonder commercialised in New Zealand. Overpriced. First half of the walk to the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Dharshan G
Newcastle, Australia
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absolute rip off

way too expensive for a 15 minute walk. What a rip off. Sure, nice clear water - but not worth it... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Oliver K
Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Another natural wonder commercialised in New Zealand. Overpriced. First half of the walk to the origin of the spring was quite nice but the last half of it, you are walking down a gravel road.

1  Thank Dharshan G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

way too expensive for a 15 minute walk. What a rip off. Sure, nice clear water - but not worth it for that price.

3  Thank Oliver K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Apprently now run by something called an IWI. Who cares what it means this is no place for us tourists its a complete ripoff at $18 per adult for a 20 minute walk in lovely surroundings. Havent found to many tourist ripoffs in NZ but...More

3  Thank Beagle832
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

like many other locals we have been bringing our overseas visitors to this beautiful spot but not any more. Its an easy 30 min round trip to the spring so 60 cents a minute is a total rip off. If you want to see the...More

3  Thank scotc187
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I live in Taupo and have been bringing oversees visitors to this lovely place for years and turned up on Sunday to a sign saying $18 entry fee per person...just about fell over as did the visitors and promptly left to visit the redwoods (for...More

3  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The owners are part of a legal agreement that there is to be free public access. They have disregarded this and are now charging. Local volunteers previously did most of the work of planting the native trees, building picnic tables and creating and maintaining the...More

3  Thank Kathryn K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was an amazing experience when it was free . The $18 entry per head is exorbitant to see redwoods and the spring . The front passage is clean and neat but the other path towards the back is the same with no trimmings or...More

2  Thank MAILRIQ
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a beautiful place with crystal clear water and a large freshwater spring. However, unless you have a thick pocket book, the $18pp entry fee is exorbitant. The new fence around the area is a disgrace to what used to be a tranquil setting....More

2  Thank Amy C
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We loved this walk through the forest and to see the magnificent Redwood trees. Many swans and ducks etc enjoying themselves and us watching them. We would definitely recommend this lovely walk - it is what you make out of it and we think it...More

Thank Karen G
Reviewed November 5, 2017

The setting is beautiful but 18$ per person for a 15 minute walk is terrible.It used to be free. There is plenty of great free stuff in Rotorua, I would avoid this one

3  Thank aldo m
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October 22, 2016|
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Response from Marcella S | Reviewed this property |
It's free
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September 22, 2016|
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Response from camclanAucklandNZ | Reviewed this property |
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Roberto K
March 21, 2016|
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Response from 1YearLater | Reviewed this property |
Its at the north side of Lake Rotorua.